The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has raised fresh alarm over a purported plot attributed to leaders of the South West States Park Management Committee. The alleged plot revolves around fomenting violence in Abuja, the nation’s capital, and targeting the NURTW’s national secretariat in Garki 2, Abuja.
In a joint statement released on Monday, the President, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, and the General Secretary, Anthony Asogwa Chukwudi, expressed the union’s apprehensions. The NURTW alleges that these individuals intend to orchestrate a protest against the outcomes of the recently concluded 10th Quadrennial National Delegate Conference, which was held in Lafia, Nasarawa State last week.
The NURTW contends that this protest is a deceptive guise aimed at sowing disorder and chaos among the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The official statement outlined, “Reliable sources have informed us that this faction has already enlisted the services of thugs to execute their agenda, intending to forcefully invade our National Secretariat. The planned protest is essentially a slanderous campaign against the union’s leadership, designed to sow confusion and turmoil.”
The NURTW’s description of the alleged plot involves the group masquerading as dissatisfied members of the union to orchestrate a violent demonstration and carry out their nefarious activities.
According to the union, this group has reportedly transported a contingent of thugs to Abuja and held a strategic meeting at a Wuye hotel last Saturday.
“We cannot tolerate any form of unlawful behavior from these disgruntled elements. We have duly informed law enforcement agencies and relevant security bodies about the impending actions of this group. Simultaneously, we wish to use this platform to notify the general public, urging vigilance,” the statement emphasized.
The NURTW appealed to the alleged conspirators to reconsider their actions and desist from their purported plans. The union also called upon security agencies to take swift action to prevent the potential breakdown of law and order within the territory.
“These individuals are not affiliated with our membership; they are merely seeking to sow violence within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Through this medium, we implore the security agencies to rise to the occasion and avert any disruptions to the prevailing peace and order,” the NURTW concluded.