Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser, says some suspects have been arrested in connection with the assault on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president, Joe Ajero.
Mr Ribadu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday by the Head, Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari Mijinyawa.
The NSA, who expressed concern over the ongoing industrial action by the Trade Union Congress and Nigeria Labour Congress, said investigation had since commenced on the matter.
The statement partly reads: “NSA Urges Labour to Rescind Strike, Condemns Attack on NLC President, says Suspects Arrested Over Attack and Investigations have commenced.”
According to the statement, the Office of the National Security Adviser is concerned by the declaration of a nationwide strike by the leadership of Organised Labour, led by the NLC and TUC.
It also said the NSA was “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”.
It assured Nigerians that the outcome of the investigation would be made public, and appealed to the unions to call off the strike.
Writing by Ibrahim Aliyu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor
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