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Published On: Mon, Jun 30th, 2014

Abuja bomb blast a cowardly act – NLC

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NLCBy Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday described last Wednesday’s bomb blast at Emab Plaz,a in the heart of Abuja, which left several persons dead and others injured, as a desperate act by evil-minded persons to kill the robust Nigerian spirit by instilling fear in us.

According to a press statement issued by the Congress, signed by the NLC’s.

Acting General Secretary, Chris Uyot, said, “We condemn this cowardly act and urge all true Nigerians and our friends not to be cowed but rise with a common resolve and accord to fight this terror.

These wicked souls are a tiny minority and do not represent the Nigerian spirit. We can beat them and we shall beat them.

“Our strength lies in amicably sorting out our differences and suspicions as well as strengthening our internal governance regime and institutions. It is evident that our traducers do not discriminate in their campaign of slaughter and destruction.

“We call for the judicious use of the resources allocated for fighting terror just as we believe that time has come for Nigerians to be more vigilant by way of taking basic deterrent measures capable of delaying or preventing terrorists from striking at will.

“Our security forces, especially the ones at road check points should resist the temptation of creating vulnerable situations for terrorists to strike. Accordingly, we urge the government to appropriately equip them as well as teach them art of speedily screening vehicles in order to avoid build-ups.

“We also wish to note that build-ups on the road impact negatively on productivity. Efforts should be made to make them less painful”, it stated.

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