Strike: Armed thugs attack NLC procession in Kaduna




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The police and other security agents, on Tuesday, dispersed heavily armed thugs attacked labour union and members in Kaduna.


The thugs, armed with knives, sticks and stones attacked the at NEPA roundabout, Kaduna, but were quickly dispersed by security personnel deployed to protect the .


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) some of the thugs were arrested.
of the , Mr Daniel John described the as “very unfortunate”, adding although no injured, they were forced to suspend the procession for the day.
“We were at NEPA roundabout and about to be addressed by chairman, when the heavily armed thugs in their numbers arrived and began to wield knives and sticks while throw stones at .
“We were lucky security personnel were with , engaged the thugs and manage to disperse them and some of them,” he said.
Another protester, Fatima Abdulhamid, thanked the police and other security personnel for displaying high level of professionalism by quickly responding to the threat and overrunning the thugs.
Earlier, the NLC Chairman in the state, Mr Ayuba Suleiman said the labour unions were committed to the principle of dialogue and bargaining for the benefit of disengaged workers in the state.
NAN that the labour unions had on Monday began a five-day warning strike over the sack of by the .
Suleiman had earlier on Sunday, assured workers and the general public of their commitment to maintain during the strike action.

He also alerted the general public to watch out for thugs were allegedly recruited to disrupt the in order to blame the labour unions.

(NAN)