On Wednesday, Nuhu Ribadu, the national security adviser, announced the arrest of some alleged political goons who had beaten Joe Ajaero, the national president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
According to the DAILY POST, on November 1, when workers in the state held a demonstration over unpaid salary, the NLC president was attacked in the capital of Imo State, Owerri.
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In order to demand the arrest of the alleged thugs and their backers, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, or TUC, had called for a statewide strike.
In a statement signed by Zakari U. Mijinyawa, Head of Strategic Communications in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Ribadu urged organized labor to end the ongoing nationwide strike. Since the strike’s inception, which has severely hindered economic activity in some areas of the nation.
He promised that the public will be informed of the investigation’s findings and acknowledged that some arrests had been made in relation to the abuse of the NLC president.
The NSA expresses sadness for the occurrence and denounces it completely because it violated the law, the values of free speech and association that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his government uphold.
“The Federal Government will never support an action of such nature.
Following the occurrence, the appropriate authorities were instructed to look into the details of the assault in great detail and to apprehend those responsible.
According to the most recent information available, some arrests have already been made in this regard. As soon as the inquiry is over, the results will be made available to the public.