The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, has announced that some suspect regarding the attack on Nigeria Labour Congress’ Joe Ajero.
According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed in a statement issued by the Head of the Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari Mijinyawa.
The statement partly read, “NSA Urges Labour to Rescind Strike, Condemns Attack on NLC President, says Suspects Arrested Over Attack and Investigations have commenced.
“The Office of the National Security Adviser is concerned by the declaration of a nationwide strike by the leadership of the Organised Labour led by the NLC and TUC. The NSA is particularly worried about the implications of the strike action on the livelihood of ordinary Nigerians and its potential impact on economic security and other strategic national interests.
“As attested by the NLC leadership, the NSA immediately intervened on learning about the travails of the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress Joseph Ajaero who was assaulted in Owerri, Imo State. The NSA regrets the incident and condemns it in its entirety as it was against the rule of law and the principles of freedom of association and expression subscribed to by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his administration. The Federal Government will never condone such an act. ”
The National Security Adviser also reassured that the investigation’s findings would be disclosed to the public and urged the unions to end the strike.