These Killings Are Reprehensible, NLC Laments Mubi Suicide Attack

These Killings Are Reprehensible, NLC Laments Mubi Suicide Attack
Chris Steven, Abuja

The leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the suicide attack at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State which left over 50 worshippers dead as shocking and reprehensible.

A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said the perpetrators must be found and brought to book.

The Congress expressed concerns over resurgence of strikes at vulnerable targets by Boko Haram elements operating from fall back positions.

The statement reads in full: “Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to commiserate with the government and people of Adamawa State over the killing of 50 worshippers in Mubi by a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber and the slaying of 30 herders by yet to be identified assailants.

“These cold-blooded killings are shocking and reprehensible and we demand that the perpetrators be found and brought to book.

“On the killings of worshippers in the mosques, we are worried by the resurgence of strikes at vulnerable targets by Boko Haram elements operating from fall back positions.

“While we appreciate the difficulties associated with policing an area as vast as the North East, we nonetheless call on our security and intelligence officers to do more.

“Part of this task may involve strengthening the process of security awareness among the local populace, intelligence gathering by the personnel and de-radicalisation campaign generally.

“We believe the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated. What we are witnessing may not be another phase of the war hopefully, but a desperate attempt by a handful ragtags to create one by striking fear in the hearts of the people.”