NLC Commiserate With Borno State Government, Over The Recent Boko Haram Attack On Auno Town Along Maiduguri – Dama Federal Highway.
Congress President,Comrade Ayuba Wabba,mni issued the Commiseration letter and called on Government to consider adopting an entirely new approach to the fight against terrorism.
See Complete Letter Bellow:
10th February, 2020
HE Professor (Engr) Babagana Zulum, mni, FNSE
Governor of Borno State
Maiduguri – Borno State
COMMISERATION ON THE RECENT BOKO HARAM ATTACK ON AUNO TOWN ALONG MAIDUGURI – DAMATURU FEDERAL HIGHWAY
We bring you fraternal greetings from the Nigeria Labour Congress.
On behalf of my family and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), I write to commiserate with Your Excellency and the entire good people of Borno State on the recent gruesome attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Auno Town which is twenty-four kilometers from Maiduguri metropolis along the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway.
According to newspaper reports, this attack which took place on Sunday, 9th February, 2020 at about 9.30pm left more than 30 people dead and 18 vehicles burnt. We also understand that scores of children and women were abducted. This is the umpteenth time that insurgents would be attacking innocent commuters and villagers along this very important road artery in North Eastern Nigeria. This attack is clearly aimed at undermining the good efforts that your administration and our security forces are making to bring the current wave of terrorism and insurgency in the North East to an end and to restore the peace.
At this rate, we have a duty to urge the government and our security services not to be discouraged. It is also important for government and our security forces to seriously consider adopting an entirely new approach to the fight against terrorism and insurgency especially in a manner that would break the spinal cord of those bent on unleashing mayhem on our people, their livelihoods and our collective sanity. It has now become totally unacceptable to allow blood sucking marauders to operate for an uninterrupted period of up to four hours without repulsion by our security forces. We must now draw the line!
The adoption of a new security strategy to the anti-terrorism fight has become acutely necessary given the grave danger that a much more prolonged insurgency portends for the socio-economic survival of our people. There are already fears that the recent upscale in violence along the Maiduguri-Damaturu corridor could be geared at cutting off this critical transportation artery and thus isolating Maiduguri from the rest of the country. The humanitarian impact in terms of the supply of food and other basic life supporting amenities can only be imagined.
Your Excellency, while we salute your efforts in supporting our security forces to end this carnage, and bring peace cum accelerated development to the good people of Borno State, we call for increased vigilance, resilience, grit, discipline, patriotic commitment and innovative solutions by the Federal government, security agencies and citizens to bring this reign of madness and impunity in North East Nigeria to a conclusive end.
Please accept the renewed assurances of our highest esteem.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba, mni