Delta Teachers Embark On Strike Over Abduction Of Colleague

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in the Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, has embarked on a week warning strike, demanding the unconditional release of their colleague, who was kidnapped by unknown persons.

Mrs Elizabeth Urevbu was reportedly kidnapped five weeks ago at Awhire Secondary School, Awirhe-Agbarha-Otor during school hours alongside an engineer.

The engineer, who sources claim does not want his name in print, was released few days after the incident.

In a communiqué at the end of its emergency meeting, the union said: “The branch council in session, equally frowned at the way and manner the Delta State security operatives are handling the matter, especially the Delta Police Command, five weeks into the kidnap of our colleague.”

The union therefore urged security operatives in the state to step up effort towards securing the release of Mrs Elizabeth, adding that the strike was in obedience to the directive of the state wing of the union.