By Victor Ahiuma-Young
NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, said Nigeria was now in full blown war with insurgents and called on the Federal Government and armed forces to as a mark of honour, do everything possible to reclaim occupied territories, and also stamp out insurgency from the country.
NLC in a statement by its General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, said it was alarmed at the rate the nation was losing grounds in the war against the Boko Haram insurgents, lamenting that congress was worried about Nigeria’s vulnerability.
According to the statement “We stand by our security forces in these trying times in their engagement with Boko Haram insurgents. We believe in their capacity and resolve to get done the job of containing the insurgents.
We acknowledge that this is not a regular war. We appreciate other challenges of our security forces among which are logistics, numbers, indiscipline, motivation and others.
”We are however worried by the consistent loss of territory by troops that are supposed to be the pride of the nation to a band of insurgents, perhaps not more than a battalion or two, poorly trained and relatively ill-equipped.”