Nigeria: 2 Chi Limited workers shot and killed by policemen during protest against perceived discrimination by company

Author: Afeez Hanafi, Punch (Nigeria), Published on: 8 January 2017

"Policemen shoot protesting Chi Limited workers, kill two", 4 Jan 2017

Two casual workers with Chi Limited have lost their lives after a team of policemen opened fire on them during a protest at the company’s headquarters on Ajao Estate, Lagos State...[T]he workers had protested against perceived discrimination between them and the regular employees, saying the management only cater to the welfare of the full-time workers...“It is pure injustice to give only the full-time workers gifts without giving any to casual workers, who do most of the jobs. That was why we fought for our rights. It is unfair for the policemen to attack us...” a worker said...One of the company’s receptionists, who identified herself only as Lorrita, told PUNCH Metro that the official, who would make official comment on the occurrence, was not around. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the workers were violent…


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