According to a report, the workers of a steel firm, Ajaokuta Steel Company, have abducted six Indian workers during their protest against the management for the pay increment of the workers. The incident happened in central Nigeria’s Kogi state and all the six Indians were also employees of the same steel firm.
Nigeria’s state media agency, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has reported about the abduction of the Indian workers in Kogi state but the whereabouts of the Indians were still unknown.
The NAN has reported that the protesting workers also blocked the main entrance to the company just to put forward their demand to the management. They were asking the company management to honor the 15-per cent pay rise agreement they had agreed to do in previous meeting with workers on October 2.
This is being said that the protesters have abducted Indian workers just ahead of the Indian PM Manmohan Singh’s scheduled visit to Nigeria. According to the report, Manmohan Singh will be in Abuja on October 14 and would go to Johannesburg to attend a summit from there. The workers have reportedly done it just to mount pressure on company management to honor the previous promise made to them.