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NLC condemns Boko Haram activities

03 March 2014, 16:42

Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday condemned last week's massacre of students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, in Yobe.

The NLC also condemned the attacks on Michika, Madagali and Shua, in Adamawa and Borno, respectively, and urged the Federal Government to stop the audacity of the Boko Haram sect.

This is contained in a statement signed by Abdulwahed Omar, NLC President in Abuja.

Omar condemned the routine decimation of communities in Borno and Adamawa, saying that this had brought to the fore the gory reality of the new phase of the war on terror.

"We at the Nigeria Labour Congress are shocked by this brazen and ferocious savagery and saddened by the seeming helplessness of our security forces.

"The earlier successes of the declaration of state of emergency seem to have petered away, giving room to despair.

"The congress appreciates the challenges of our intelligence and security forces by way of a porous border, large and uncharted expanse of land, and an extremely difficult terrain.

"But finds unacceptable this level of mindless violence and the response of our security forces," it stated.

He said that recent events amounted to an open war, noting that the armed forces could not afford to be caught napping again.

The NLC president said they must be seen to renew their commitment and capacity to protect the sovereignty of Nigeria.

He warned that the congress would not fold its hands while the territory was being ceded and scores of innocent lives and priceless property wasted on a daily basis.

Omar said the congress would mobilise its members to the streets to protest these massacres.

"Finally, our heartfelt condolences go to the governments of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, the communities and families," the NLC said.

-  NAN


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