Strike Ends in Nigeria, But the Victims Still Seek Justice

January 21, 2012

Africa, Nigeria

Nigeria strike ends

By: Sule Mohammed Lawwal

The week long strike by the Nigerian Labour Union ended on Monday 15th
January, 2012. Exactly one week after the strike started the negotiation between the labour union and the government ended with N97 as the new price for P.M.S.

The leader of the labour union Adulwaheed Omar announced the suspension of the strike, also requesting the release of those detained as a result of their involvement in the protest.

The week has come and gone but the memory will remain indelible in the minds of many.

Those who lost a family member and those injured will not quickly
forget it.

Some families of those lost in the protest had already declared they are
leaving justice for God, while the D.P.O who was involved in the killing of
Ademola Adetirin in Lagos is said to be in detention already.

Technological advancement has really helped to improve the safety of human
rights as several abuses were captured on phones and cameras by bystanders.
It’s a great development in the report of human rights abuse around here.

The creation of awareness by local media in native dialects will go a long way to
also encourage non-violent protest and the training of the police in community
relation and social involvement.

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