The police and different safety brokers, on Tuesday, dispersed closely armed thugs who attacked labour union leaders and members in Kaduna.
The thugs, armed with knives, sticks and stones attacked the peaceable protesters at NEPA roundabout, Kaduna, however had been shortly dispersed by safety personnel deployed to guard the protesters.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that a few of the thugs had been arrested.
One of many protesters, Mr Daniel John described the event as “very unlucky”, including that though nobody was injured, they had been pressured to droop the peaceable procession for the day.
“We had been at NEPA roundabout and about to be addressed by our chairman, when the closely armed thugs of their numbers arrived and commenced to wield knives and sticks whereas others throw stones at us.
“We had been fortunate safety personnel had been with us, who engaged the thugs and handle to disperse them and arrest a few of them,” he mentioned.
One other protester, Fatima Abdulhamid, thanked the police and different safety personnel for displaying excessive stage of professionalism by shortly responding to the risk and overrunning the thugs.
Earlier, the NLC Chairman within the state, Mr Ayuba Suleiman mentioned that the labour unions had been dedicated to the precept of dialogue and social bargaining for the good thing about disengaged staff within the state.
NAN experiences that the labour unions had on Monday started a five-day warning strike over the sack of civil servants by the Kaduna State Authorities.
Suleiman had earlier on Sunday, assured staff and most people of their dedication to keep up peace throughout the strike motion.
He additionally alerted most people to be careful for thugs who had been allegedly recruited to disrupt the peace with a purpose to blame the labour unions.