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The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to mobilise against every Beninoise in Ogun State and their businesses if the two activists who were arrested in Igbokofi ,Yewa-North, in the state are not released soon .
NANS said urged the federal governent to ensure the release of two activists, Kunle Garb and Benjamin Amosu arrested by Benin Republic in Ogun state over encroachment of land .
Both Barb and Amosu were arrested and prosecuted by Benin Republic police over encroachment of land between the Nigerian government and Benin Republic.
NANS in a statement signed by its chairman, Ogun Axis/ joint campus committee ,Damilola Simeon read partly “the most disturbing in all these is the continual silence and the aura of nonchalance emanating from the Federal Government as regards these horrendous developments.
“The most disturbing in all these is the continual silence and the aura of nonchalance emanating from the Federal Government as regards these horrendous developments.
“We therefore urge the Federal Governent to as a matter of urgency utilize every diplomatic tools in their arsenal to secure the unconditional release of Kunle Garb and Benjamin Amosu and forestall further attacks and encoachment within the borders of Nigeria.
“Failure to do this will leave the National Association of Nigerian Students with no choice other than to mobilize against every Beninoise in Ogun State and their businesses.
“In addition, every operation of Benin Republic in Ogun will be shut down indefinitely.”
NANS however advised state and federal legislators representing Yewa-North to wake up to their constitutional duties and protect their constituencies and constituents in their own best interest.
The body also urged them to fashion out a way to permanently emancipate their constituents or risk their wrath.
It said “furthermore, the slumbering Nigeria Boundary Commission should earn its wages by wading into the worrisome boundary dispute between Nigeria and Benin Republic instead of leaving it in the hands of helpless civilians.
“Finally, the preservation of National Unity remains the fundamental obligation of every citizen, consequently, we should all play our parts thoroughly.”