Warri - Armed soldiers have been deployed to break-up a protest by oil workers at the Chevron Nigeria Limited operated Escravos Gas-To-Liquid (EGTL) project in Ugborodo, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State.
The protesting workers, mainly casual workers from Ugborodo and neighbouring communities, are demanding payment of their pay-off after the successful conclusion of the project, reports Channels TV.
The soldiers fired shots in the air and used tear gas to disperse the protesters, who are alleged to have locked down the company for five days.
Chevron on its part said the soldiers were deployed to free some workers held hostage by some protesting community workers employed by local community contractors.
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