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One Injured As Police Fire Teargas At Gas Workers


One person was injured when police officers fired teargas to disperse a crowd of protesting gas workers at the Linda Manufacturing Company in Lagos state, Punch reports.

The workers were said to expressing their grievance against the management of the company over the alleged sack of 10 workers.

The injured worker, Aina was said to have been hit in the face by one of the tear-gas canisters used by the police to disperse the protesting workers. Her nose was severely damaged in the process.

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The lady had been rushed to the Ikeja General Hospital where she was receiving treatment according to the workers.

It was learnt that about 10 workers, including executives of the workers’ union in the company, were given the sack. Their letters were said to have been dispatched by courier to their houses on Saturday and Sunday.

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