17 December 2012

Nigeria: Again, Plateau Police Shuts Down Workers Protest

Plateau State Police Command has again stopped the protest embarked upon by workers on the Plateau, saying any protest at this moment may distort the tentative peace currently being enjoyed in the state.

But the state deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Gunshin Yarlings, has described the action of the Police, whom he said shot tear gas at workers on peaceful procession along Tafawa Balewa, as unfortunate, adding that the police was only acting out the script of the state government.

He also said that about ten workers were injured in the pandemonium that ensued and are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

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