JOURNALIST working
with the Nigerian Television
Authority, NTA, in Kaduna on
Thursday rammed into a group
of security operatives deployed
to curtail the ongoing protest
by organised labour in Kaduna,
injuring one police officer.
The journalist, Hajia Ummul
Kairi, who was driving a
Peugeot 307, lost control and ran into security officers who
included soldiers and policemen,
damaging a police car in the
process.
The workers are protesting the
proposed sack of over 21, 000
teachers, who recently failed a
competency test set by the state
government.
The state governor, Nasir El-
Rufai, despite serial protests
and a court ruling, has insisted
on carrying out the sack and
has threatened to deal with any
worker who takes part in the
ongoing strike in the state.
The journalist said she was
‘confused’ when she approached
the area where the security
operatives were manning and
as she tried negotiating a bend
to enter into the NTA premises
close to Labour House, where the
protest emanated from, she ran
into the security team.
She also hit another Peugeot
406 belonging to a Leadership
Hausa reporter.
“They have towed my car and
the police vehicle involved in
the accident,” she said, visibly
shaken.
The premises of the Federal
Radio Corporation of Nigeria,
FRCN and NTA Kaduna are
located beside the Labour House,
which is presently heavily
guarded by armed security
operatives.
Meanwhile, The NLC
president, Ayuba Wabba, has
said the protesters would not be
intimidated by the heavy security
presence sent to curb their protest.

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