Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has demanded an end to the renewed terror attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents, apparently in response to the recent coordinated attacks on innocent residents of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, towns of Kuje and Nyanya.
Condoling with the families of all the victims of the attacks, the Congress urged all Nigerians to see the battle against terrorism as a collective battle that requires every resident to make information about suspicious movements or behaviours in and around them available to relevant security agencies who must act on such information in collective national interest.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement released in Abuja yesterday, said that decimated terror attacks on Friday night is not only condemnable but requires communal vigilance by all residents as it has become obvious that since the massive pounding of the sanctuaries of the terrorists by the army, fragments of the terror cliques may have organised smaller cells in communities hitherto thought not to be vulnerable.
Part of the statement by the labour union reads, “These latest attacks are particularly dangerous as they were carried out at night and in locations where late purchases are made. One of the locations, Kuje is on the route to our major international airport.
“The attacks may have been a devious facade to rubbish the victories of our national army and other security agencies in the battle to rid our country of terrorism and all its residues before the global community. They want the world to believe our country is not safe.”
Comrade Wabba, however, hoped that the latest attacks would not weaken the morale of the forces involved in the battle against terrorism but rather strengthen their fighting spirits.
“These renewed attacks should be seen by government as a challenge to arm our forces with more sophisticated and superior weapons both for intelligence gathering and combat.
Beyond these, the congress urged the government to order the immediate reinvestigation, arrest and prosecution of all those previously indicted of sponsoring terror gangs, especially Boko Haram and other such violent groups in any part of the country.
The congress stressed that the freedom of those who sponsor deadly violence, and thus put the entire country seated on time-bomb that can explode at will should immediately be apprehended and tried.


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