The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will not be intimidated by attacks from thugs in carrying out their lawful procession against the Kaduna State government on mass disengagement of staff in the state.
The Deputy President of the NLC, Mr Ameachi Asugwuni said this while reacting to attacks by thugs on peaceful protesters on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Asugwuni alleged that the attack was to distract protesters from their legitimate rights of actions toward bringing the government to order.
“The thugs used weapons and threw stones on our peaceful protesters, as I speak to you now, we have taken some of them for treatment resulting from serious injuries.
“We will continue with the warning strike and protest, the injured ones will be treated and will continue the struggle heavily.
” As a matter of fact, the sponsor or sponsors only made us more determined.
“The only and best way to addressing issues is engagements and dialogue, using violence to address issues of industrial related matters will not yield results,’ he said.
He further urged youths in the state to refrain from being used as instruments to unleash violence, as the consequences would fall on them in the long run.