As the NLC’s protest against the fuel price hike enters its second day.protesters and policemen yesterday clashed in Ebonyi State.
The clash occurred near Pastoral Centre along the Abakaliki-Enugu Expressway
The local Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman, Comrade Ikechukwu Nwafor, and about 15 others were taken in a white police Hillux van by four policemen to the Police Headquarters in Abakaliki.
The police reportedly claimed that the workers did not obtain clearance before starting the protest march.
But Comrade Nwafor denied the claim, saying: “We were on a peaceful demonstration against the increase in fuel pump price and electricity tariff when the police attacked us. We gave them a letter, I was calling the Commissioner and she didn’t pick my calls and we have evidence to that”