Femi Falana joins NLC protests, as Deji Adeyanju alleges kidnap of 13 soldiers in Abuja
Femi Falana, SAN, a human rights lawyer, has joined the country’s continuing demonstrations. Falana was seen holding banners with other demonstrators in Lagos.
The outspoken lawyer has participated in several rallies around the country, supporting Nigerians’ interests.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, announced on Sunday a two-day countrywide demonstration in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Institutions, ASUU, and other affiliate unions over the ongoing strike in Nigerian public universities.
In a statement, the national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, reminded fellow workers that the nationwide days of protest were in support of unions fighting for excellent education in Nigeria’s public institutions.
In another incident, Concerned Nigerians chairman Deji Adeyanju said Tuesday morning that terrorists abducted a Nigerian captain and thirteen (13) troops in Abuja.
Recall that on Monday, troops from the Nigerian Army’s Guards Brigade foiled a terrorist ambush in Abuja while patrolling the Bwari-Kubwa route.
Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, the Guards’ spokesperson, stated, “The ambush that occurred inside the general region of Bwari demonstrates that the terrorists were indeed within the site and potentially ready to carry out their intentions to assault the Nigerian law school in Bwari as previously reported.”
Intelligence sources said, “Troops on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari were ambushed by suspected terrorists. Three soldiers were injured during the attack. The soldiers have been evacuated for medical attention.
“Yes, they (troops) were attacked and the attack was successfully repelled. We had a few wounded in action who have been taken to the hospital and are receiving treatments.
“At the moment our troops are still combing the general area to get rid of the criminals that have been threatening the general area. It is advised that residents go about their lawful businesses and keep cooperating with us by giving us timely information to enable us win the fight against the criminals”.
But reacting to the incident Deji via his facebook handle opined: “Dear Nigerians,
“Are you aware that terrorists abducted a Captain & 13 soldiers while responding to a distress call in an Abuja community yesterday?”