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Many injured as gunshots disrupt NANS convention in Abuja


The convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students in Abuja took a violent turn as gunshots disrupted the event, leading to injuries among several students.

The convention held at the Old Parade Ground aimed to elect new NANS executives to replace the outgoing leadership headed by Usman Barambu.

The disturbance, marked by gunshots that reportedly started on Thursday, persisted on Friday at the convention venue, located close to the Defense Headquarters in Abuja.

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The violence escalated as thugs aligned with a specific candidate allegedly began attacking opposition delegates, prompting chaos and panic among the students.

The shootings reportedly came to an end following the intervention of security agencies.

In a video that has since gone viral, delegates on Friday could be seen running for safety as the major road leading to the International Conference Center, where the convention was held, became deserted.

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Meanwhile, some NANS members storm the National Hospital in Abuja in protest over dissatisfaction with what they perceived as a delay in medical staff attending to their colleagues’ injuries sustained during the earlier violent clashes on Thursday.

Reports indicated that the police are present at the hospital to restore law and order, ensuring the safety of both the protesting students and medical staff.

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