The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has advised the Federal Government to carry out detailed investigation of the sources of arms for the Boko Haram sect and step up intelligence gathering in order to stamp out insurgency in the country.
The Congress in a statement signed by its President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and Secretary General, Comrade Musa Lawal, condemned last week’s bombings in Abuja and Maiduguri, describing the attacks as needless and mindless.
Insurgents affiliated to the Islamic State have since claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings in Kuje and Nyanya areas of Abuja.
TUC appealed to the sect to stop its attacks on innocent citizens, adding that human life is sacrosanct and should not be taken for whatever reason by any person.
The TUC also said security agents should be drafted to cities, including the interior villages to ensure the safety of Nigerians.
The congress said, “It is expedient now that intelligence reports be stepped up especially as it is being rumoured that the insurgents could have sent out more suicide bombers to the FCT and some states in the Northeast.
“Everyone knows that the security operatives are doing so much to curtail the activities of the sect. But we would like to add that they become more and more proactive, to prove superiority of strategies. It is bad the attacks took place, but worse that it happened a day after the nation’s 55th independence”.