Chris Steven, Abuja
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed expressed concerns over the bomb blasts in Yola, Adamawa state and Kano that claimed dozens of lives describing it as despicable.
NLC in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by its National President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba titled ” We will defeat this terror” described the attacks as cowardly which were calculated to break the spirit of the people as well as weaken and thwart government’s effort at bringing to a conclusive end the insurgency.
The labour body said it was particularly shocked and irked by the continued choice of soft and vulnerable targets by the terrorists.
“These attacks are cowardly and despicable and are calculated to break the spirit of the people as well as weaken and thwart government’s effort at bringing to a conclusive end the insurgency.
The Congress is particularly shocked and irked by the continued choice of soft and vulnerable targets” it said.
It however urged appropriate authorities to step up security awareness campaigns as well as regular patrols.
This was as NLC also urged the citizenry to be extra-vigilant as well as take pro-active measures in their daily lives.
“Congress believes these measures could include formation of community policing as well as constitution of vigilance groups.
Congress continues to offer its support to the government in its fight against insurgency and advises that dastardly hits like these should not distract it from its mission of routing out the insurgency.” the statement said
While appealing to Nigerians not to be cowed or weakened by these renewed attacks, the Congress said they were are the last desperate acts of a defeated criminal group saying “we at the Congress have no doubt that with a common resolve, we shall defeat this terror”.