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Abuja Bomb Blast: Niger Delta Militants Should Also Be Investigated – NLC

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[caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignnone" width="600"]NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba[/caption]

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the ongoing investigations on the perpetrators of bomb attacks in the country should not be narrowed down to the Boko Haram sect alone, but should be extended to militant groups in the Niger Delta region.

In a statement issued by its president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the congress said some groups in the oil-rich region had planned to resume violent attacks against Nigerians and the Nigerian State.

Wabba said the latest attacks were particularly dangerous as they were carried out at night and in locations where late purchases were made.

The statement read in part, “One of the locations, Kuje is on the route to our major international airport. The attacks may have been a devious façade to rubbish the victories of our national army and other security agencies in the battle to rid our country of terrorism and all its residues before the global community. They want the world to believe our country is not safe.

“For us at the Nigeria Labour Congress, we believe this latest attacks should not weaken the morale of the forces involved in the battle against terrorism in our country, rather it should reinvigorate their fighting spirits and be seen by government as a challenge to arm our forces with more sophisticated and superior weapons both for intelligence gathering and combat.”

“The freedom of those who sponsor deadly violence put the entire country on timed bombs that can explode at will. No matter how highly placed, whoever have been indicted should immediately be apprehended and reinvestigated now.”