The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has said that Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai sent thugs to disrupt the rally organised by the state chapter of the union in protest against alleged injustice of the current administration.
The workers are also protesting against the mass sacking of over 60,000 civil servants in the state.
Wabba, who joined the protest after he was declared wanted by Governor E-Rufai said that the protesting NLC members dismantled the hoodlums sent to disrupt the rally.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the suspected thugs who came in two vehicles hauled stones at the workers, chasing them to the other side of the Ahmadu Bello Way.
But for the police Special Force that accompanied the NLC members, who swiftly moved to avert the crisis, it would have snowballed into a bloody clash.
Speaking after the rally, Wabba said, “I called the Department of State Services headquarters, I called the DIG Operation. I also called the State(Kaduna) Director of the DSS, I gave them the information.
“While we are here (NEPA roundabout), they(thugs) came but we thank God that we have dismantled them. We have chased them away because we have the numbers.
“We have no thugs and we are not using thugs but we have Nigerian workers. And we thank God that we will catch them alive and we are going to dismantle them.”