Protesting civilian staff of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) were harassed and beaten by soldiers deployed to restore law and order in Kaduna State on Monday.
The incident occurred around 8:30 am when the protesting staff gathered in front of the company to express their anger over the non-payment of their 2019 minimum wage arrears.
During the ongoing peaceful protest, soldiers deployed chase away the staff from the main entrance, to far away from the company premises.
Daily Trust learnt that during this process, a staff member of the company was molested by the soldiers.
A protesting staff member, who requested anonymity, told Ruralpost, they were only there to let the management and the federal government know how they are being treated as civilian staff of DICON.
Another staff member called on the federal government to intervene by directing the management to fulfill their demands and to stop victimizing staff members who voice their concerns regarding the mistreatment and denial of their rights.
Contacted the DICON public Relations Officer, Musa Yakubu via a text message said he was not on ground but he is following up.