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BREAKING: Nigerian Workers Declare Nationwide Strike Over Attack On Ajaero

The strike is in response to the beating and abduction of their President, Joe Ajaero…

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The organized labor unions in Nigeria, including the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, have announced a nationwide strike scheduled for November 8, 2023.

VerseNews reports that the strike is in response to the beating and abduction of their President, Joe Ajaero.

The labor unions have presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government, which includes the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police in Imo State and the Area Commander, among other officials, for their alleged involvement in the mistreatment of Ajaero and other workers.

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The nationwide strike is to commence Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

The NLC President was reportedly captured and brutalized during the organised labour protest in Imo State on Wednesday.

Ajaero was whisked away by men of the Nigerian Police Force and later appeared with injuries on his face, revealing that he was beaten.

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Speaking on the development on Thursday, the NLC Publicity Secretary, Benson Upah, said Ajaero could not be treated at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri, because of the degree of injuries he sustained, hence the need to fly him abroad for treatment.

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