NLC President, Joe Ajaero, arrested in Imo State

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has been arrested in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Ajaero was picked up from the NLC State Council Secretariat today November 1 by heavily armed policemen in Owerri and taken to an unknown destination.

The NLC is leading a statewide protest and strike in Owerri over what it described as lack of respect for workers, unpaid salaries, amongst others.