The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu has disclosed suspects linked to attack on President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajero have been arrested.
Ribadu in a statement by the Head, Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari Mijinyawa, expressed concern over the ongoing industrial action by the organised labour, adding that investigation had since commenced on the incident.
The statement read in part: “NSA Urges Labour to Rescind Strike, Condemns Attack on NLC President, says Suspects Arrested Over Attack and Investigations have commenced.
“The Office of the National Security Adviser is concerned by the declaration of a nationwide strike by the leadership of the Organised Labour led by the NLC and TUC. The NSA is particularly worried about the implications of the strike action on the livelihood of ordinary Nigerians and its potential impact on economic security and other strategic national interests.
“As attested by the NLC leadership, the NSA immediately intervened on learning about the travails of the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress Joseph Ajaero who was assaulted in Owerri, Imo State. The NSA regrets the incident and condemns it in its entirety as it was against the rule of law and the principles of freedom of association and expression subscribed to by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his administration. The Federal Government will never condone such an act. ”
The NSA assured that the outcome of the investigation would be made public, appealing to the unions to call off the strike.