The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the government to as a matter of utmost important halt the senseless killings of commuters along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
A statement signed by NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba Monday described as condemnable the slaughter of no fewer than 15 commuters on Sunday (15/11/20) at Gidan Busa, close upon Rijana at the Kaduna end of the Abuja – Kaduna expressway.
Reports on Sunday said scores were reportedly wounded while more herded into the bush as over twenty vehicles were said to have been stopped and attacked.
According to comrade Wabba, the GidanBusa attack is not only one too many on that road, especially, at the Kaduna end of the road in recent times, but arguably the most horrific and represents the height of impunity and lawlessness.
He, however, call for intelligence gathering by the security operatives to nip the situation on the road in the bud.
‘There is no disputing the fact that all roads and all lives are important, but there is similarly no disputing the fact that the Kaduna – Abuja expressway is among the first two busiest roads in the country by virtue of which it is a priority road deserving of all the monitoring it can get, especially given the spate of blood-curdling attacks.
‘We are afraid to state that our security agents have not done enough to contain the surge of violence on that road.
In the past couple of weeks alone we have recorded multiple attacks in and around the same spot qualifying it to be designated a dark spot.
‘We also need more intelligence as reaction almost always comes after damage has been done.
We do need mobile recce on a sustainable basis instead of the present ad-hoc arrangement.
Last but not the least, what has happened to the highway safe houses of yore?
Nonetheless, we make bold to say that we need community participation as our security agents alone cannot solve this problem given its spread’ said wabba.