The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday said Tuesday and Wednesday’s suicide bombings in Yola and Kano were meant to break the spirit of the Nigerian people and thwart government efforts to end insurgency in the country.
The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement issued in Abuja Thursday, said he was shocked and irked by the continued choice of soft and vulnerable target by the insurgents.
While expressing the NLC’s outrage at the explosions in Yola and Kano, Mr. Wabba said the attacks were “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. In light of these, we urge appropriate authorities to step up security awareness campaigns as well as regular patrols.
“We similarly, urge 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 and 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 insurgency.
“We urge the entire citizenry not to be cowed or weakened by these renewed attacks. They are the last desperate acts of a defeated criminal group.
“We at the Congress have no doubt that with a common resolve, we shall defeat this terror”, he said.