Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 January 2013

Nigeria: Bayero Attack Exposes FG's Lie On Security - NLC

The Federal Executive Council has condemned the last Saturday's attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero. ( Resource: FEC Condemns Attack On Ado Bayero

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says Saturday's attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, shows government's claims on improved national security are lies.

Acting General Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Chris Uyot, in a press statement yesterday, said: "The attacks seem to expose the lie in the claim by the Federal Government that its security agencies have been able to curtail the activities of violent extremists."

He noted that attack on the convoy of the emir has once again questioned the efficacy of security in the country and has brought to the fore the urgent need for the reorganization of Nigeria's internal security system as violent militant activities seem to be growing in strength by the day.

NLC urged the nation's security agencies to improve their intelligence on protecting lives and property, and to ensure that subsequent threats are detected and apprehended before they are carried out.

"Kano, being a major industrial city in the northern part of the country is very strategic to the Nigerian economy and polity, and should therefore not be allowed to be held hostage by violent groups," NLC said.

While commiserating with the families of the aides of the Emir who lost their lives during the attack, NLC also condoled with workers and the people of Kano State.

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