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Police kill 2 protesting workers in Lagos

04 January 2017, 10:29

Lagos - Policemen drafted to quell a protest by casual workers at Chi Limited in Ajao Estate, Lagos State, killed two people after opening fire on the protesters.

One of the deceased, 19-year-old Daniel Osikoya, joined the company few days before the incident.

The identity of the second victim is yet to be ascertained.

Both of them died from gun injuries they sustained in the leg and thigh respectively, reports Punch.

The casual workers were protesting the company’s alleged discrimination against them.

They said the company only caters for the welfare of regular staff to the detriment of the welfare of casual employees.

However, the Lagos State Police Command said the policemen who pulled the trigger acted in self-defence and within the ambit of the law as the workers had attacked them with caustic soda, thereby injuring an inspector.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the workers were violent.

- News 24


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