Following the death of 11 University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) students on Tuesday, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has expressed their depression in a condolence message.

The students were said to have died in an auto crash on their way to Damaturu from Maiduguri as a result of the ASUU strike on November 20, 2018.

The condolence message was issued in a statement by Mr. Best Okereafor, the National Public Relation Officer of NANS in Enugu on Friday.

He stated that “NANS mourns the fallen Nigerian students and in same vain attribute the demise to the ongoing Academic Staff Unions of Universities (ASUU) strike.

“NANS believes that if the strike was not ongoing; the students would have been in school, studying.

“NANS is calling on the Federal Government to save our future and consider the souls of these fallen innocent Nigerian students often told that they are the leaders of tomorrow. Can we lead in the grave?

“In as much as we believe in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, NANS is on this sad note, calling on Federal Government to make students happy by meeting the demands of the striking ASUU and Colleges of Education lecturers without further delay,” he added.

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