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Minimum Wage: Security Men Tear Protesters In Plateau


There was a pandemonium at the Plateau State secretariat of Monday as joint security task force comprising the police and the army fired teargas on protesting local government workers.

Recall that the local government workers have been protesting for the past three weeks over the non-implementation of the minimum wage.

The Vice-Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees, Bokkos LGA, Barnabas Phillip, told newsmen in Jos on Monday that during the operation, thirty-two of their members were arrested by the operatives and taken to the headquarters of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board while several others who were trying to escape from the substance fired at them by the security agents sustained injuries.’

There was a pandemonium at the Plateau State secretariat of Monday as joint security task force comprising the police and the army fired teargas on protesting local government workers.

Recall that the local government workers have been protesting for the past three weeks over the non-implementation of the minimum wage.

The Vice-Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees, Bokkos LGA, Barnabas Phillip, told newsmen in Jos on Monday that during the operation, thirty-two of their members were arrested by the operatives and taken to the headquarters of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board while several others who were trying to escape from the substance fired at them by the security agents sustained injuries.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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