NLC president, Joe Ajaero, to be flown abroad for treatment

Brutalized Joe Ajaero

Arrangements are reportedly afoot to fly the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, for treatment following the injuries he sustained during the NLC protest in Owerri, Imo State.

This development was made known by the NLC Publicity Secretary, Benson Upah on Thursday.

According to him, the NLC president could not be treated at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, because of the nature of the injuries he sustained during the scuffle.

Recall that the NLC president was in Owerri on Wednesday, November 1, to mobilize Imo workers for a protest rally in the state over an alleged violation and abuse of the rights and privileges of workers by the state government.

However, following the large turnout of protesters, Ajaero was whisked away by alleged operatives of the Nigeria Police.

He was later released with injuries on his face, revealing that he was brutalised and manhandled by those who kidnapped him momentarily.

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