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Nigerian workers beg global leaders to save Sudanese from military junta



NLC STRIKE: Day 1 records partial/forced compliance

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday called on the global leaders to stop series of maltreatment the Sudan citizens are going through in the hands of the military government ruling the country.

In a statement signed by Acting President, Comrade Najeem Yasin, the group described maltreatment of the citizens in the hand of a military government in that country as pure betrayal of the citizens that enthroned it.

NLC however, called on people of goodwill and the international community to take urgent actions in calling the Junta to order, and ensure that lives of activists are safe in the country.

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According to the statement, “The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has watched with shock the massacre of over 100 pro-democracy activists and other persons by the military Junta in Sudan. This blatant use of force against unarmed and defenceless civilians, which saw killings involving children and several injured persons over the sit-in by protesters to establish a democratic process in Sudan, is highly condemnable and should not be allowed to continue by the international community.

“It is instructive that the Junta rode on the protests of pro-democratic forces that ousted former President Omar al-Bashir ostensibly to protect the protesters, only to turn its guns on them and the Sudanese population.

“This is an unconscionable betrayal of the Sudanese people who had suffered untold hardship and violence in the hands al-Bashir’s Rapid Support Forces or Janjaweed, which the Junta had recently unleashed on pro-democracy activists.

“While applauding the timely suspension of Sudan by the African Union (AU), and the intention of the UN to intervene in the political crisis, we call on all persons of goodwill and the international community to take urgent decisive actions to call the Junta to order and offer concrete measures for the protection of the lives of activists and the people of Sudan.

“The global community should unite to stop this carnage by the military before it escalates into more killings that would derail the momentum of the struggle to reestablish negotiations leading to civilian rule under an atmosphere of free and fair election.”

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