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Striking Bauchi Teachers Celebrate Release of Detained Members

| March 21, 2013 More

Bauchi โ€” It was jubilation galore in Bauchi State, Wednesday, as thousands of striking teachers gathered to celebrate the release of 11 of their members detained by the police on the promptings of the state government, following their work-to-rule action over alleged deduction of workers’ allowances to fund government projects.

Vanguard sources said that the jubilating workers chanted solidarity songs as they gathered at the famous Re-insurance House located along the Ahmadu Bello way, in Bauchi metropolis before they escorted each of the released teachers to join their respective families in Azare.

Apart from escorting the 11 members home, it was also gathered that the union was now planning to embark on a-one-million-man-peaceful-match, involving all stakeholders including parents and students to compel the Isa Yuguda-led administration to meet their demands to save public school from disruption of their academic calender.

The 11 members of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, in the state who had been detained in prison for over three weeks were however, released unconditionally

ASUSS members had staged a protest last week over the alleged unlawful detention of the 11 teachers, calling Governor Isa Yuguda unprintable names.

Chairman of the union, Mr Abdullahi Ningi who spoke on the release of his members said the development was due to the timely intervention of the Emir of Bauchi who had always acted as a father to all irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.

Category: Bauchi State News

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