Heavy gunshots on Thursday rocked the old parade ground in Abuja, venue of the national convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
NANS, the umbrella body of students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, is currently holding a convention to elect a new set of national leaders.
A source, who spoke to SaharaReporters, said not less than 20 students sustained wounds from gunshots and machete after thugs loyal to a factional coordinator of the association in Zone D (Southwest) began attacking delegates.
He said, “They have stopped accreditation already, you know we have factions in Zone D. If you see the boys one of the coordinators brought to the convention ground, even the DSS ran away.”
BREAKING: Sporadic gunshots rocks the ongoing #NANS Convention venue in Abuja amidst vote buying. The gathering of students leaders was meant to elect a new President of National Association of Nigerian Students that will pilot the affairs of the studentâs apex body next year. pic.twitter.com/6eiRaFS8XY
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SaharaReporters, New York