Gunshots were fired at the ongoing national convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), in Abuja.
The student leaders reportedly had a meeting at the Old Parade ground, Area 10, Garki, Abuja, to elect a new set of executives to pilot the affairs of the Union for the next one year, when gunshots were heard.
An official on the NANS Convention Planning Committee (CPC), Adamu Kabir, reacting to the news, said the shooting is an “annual ritual”.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the gunshots fired at the convention, as they find it disappointing that youths can not conduct themselves properly.
Heavy gunshots rocks the ongoing NANS Convention in Abuja amidst vote buying. Cultists takes over the election
— Jubril of Sudan till 2023 (@Gen_Buhar) December 3, 2020
Is it a cult initiation. Which one is testing ruggedity again. Nawa oo
— Tungsten (@_daenarys_son) December 3, 2020
NANS is an organization that's full of radical leftist comrades and during convention some of those radical tendencies become manifest due to ideological differences and contestations. But gentleman we are not cultists!!!
— Adamu Kabir Matazu (Karoll) (@KabirMtz) December 3, 2020
So una ritual na to shoot gun to test ruggedity..nothing wey Musa no go see for toll gate
— MED-ication (@Usedabackspace) December 3, 2020
An association using sporadic gunshots annually as a ritual to test the ruggedity of candidates is the most stupid thing I've heard this year. Firstly, in a sane world, you lots ought to be arrested in the first place. Secondly, you lots use gunshots to test tenacity? Ludicrous
— Roger (@chillysphinx) December 4, 2020
This is highly barbaric and should be condemn by rational individuals, what correlate thuggery, shooting, violence and chaotic scenario with student's in a sane society setting..
— Lawal Akande Adebisi (@Akande_bicy) December 3, 2020
Watch video below.
Gunshots rock NANS (National Association of Nigerian Students) convention in Abuja. pic.twitter.com/nw7K8ogcZq
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) December 4, 2020