NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a statement on Friday morning.
It was titled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon’.
According to the NANS president, the planned protest was aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country, especially the serial abductions of students.
However, Asefon said some politicians with “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest to “ventilate their political opinions and sentiments”.
He also said the students’ body was not associated with the secessionist campaign or the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign slated to hold on Saturday by some politicians and activists.
He said, “Having considered the current security realities and the danger to the lives of our members in case of possible hijack of the planned protest, I in meeting with all the structures of NANS, therefore, announce the suspension of our proposed protest for June 12.