Insurgency: NLC condemns killing, abduction of health workers

The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed outrage at the recent killings and abduction of health workers by terrorists in parts of the country.
The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Wabba, this is the umpteenth time that such killings and abductions are taking place, especially in North East, Nigeria.
He said: “The NLC says without equivocation ‘Enough is Enough’.
“We are particularly dismayed at this cruelty against very patriotic Nigerian workers who are daring impossible odds especially at the risk of their lives just to bring humanitarian comfort and relief to their fellow citizens.
“Killing and abducting workers who are making such sacrifices is not only callous but also barbaric.
“So far, we have lost hundreds of workers to the senseless killings, insurgency and terrorism that is currently making a bold renaissance in the North East region of Nigeria.”
The NLC president however noted that there are huge challenges that workers and citizens faced in the North East, especially in the Internally Displaced Camps.
Wabba said it was time to end the sufferings in the North East and other parts of the country that are witnessing unbridled killings, mass murders and general lawlessness.
He said: “We call on the government to muster the required political will to stamp out the evil of insurgency and terrorism from our shores once and for all.
“The government should also make the welfare of workers in these troubled spots a top priority.”
Wabba commended the armed forces for the huge sacrifice they are making in different conflict zones in the country.
He urged them to increase their commitment in the fight against mass killings, insurgency and terrorism in the country.
“We also call on government to make the welfare of our armed forces a matter of topmost priority.”
Wabba added that congress implore security agencies to intensify efforts to ensure that those behind the killing and abduction of our comrades are brought to justice as quickly as possible.
“Our security forces should also ensure that abducted workers are released to their families unharmed,” he said.