Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has lamented an ambush and maiming of its members as five officials, who were going for an official assignment, were shot by unknown gunmen in Anambra State.
The President General of MWUN, Prince Adewale Adeyanju revealed this in a press statement issued today, noting that the incident occured on Wednesday, 25th May 2022 at Otu Junction, Nnewi South, Anambra State.
Part of the report stated: “They were traveling in their official Nigerian Inland Water Ways Authority (NIWA) branded hilux when they were attacked on the reason that they strayed into Biafra land in a Nigeria branded sport utility vehicle.”
“Reportedly, three bullets were extracted by the medical team, from the neck of one of the attacked official who was rushed to the Nnewi General Hospital.”
Meanwhile, the union commended the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr. George Moghalu for his prompt response which enabled medical assistance to the injured members.
“At this very sensitive period in the life of Nigerians, we find the incessant, unprovoked and persistent attacks on innocent Nigerians and the working masses by those who claim to be unknown gunmen as not only extrajudicial and barbaric but also a pointer to the failure of the security apparatus and of the State to live up to its primary function of providing protection for its citizens,” the MWUN President said.
The union beckoned of the federal government to live up to its primary duty of providing security for its citizens especially working masses who must out of necessity move from one state of the country to to another in a bid to conduct their business.
Adeyanju stressed that the issue of unknown gunmen should be tackled and managed so as to guarantee free and safe movement of citizens from one part of the country to the other.