Some protesting pensioners has sustained severe injuries after been attacked today August 4 at the Imo government house suspected by hoodlums.
The attack happened after moments after the senior citizens approached the Government House main gate.
The pensioners were left shouting and crying in pains after being flogged by the thugs who were purportedly dispersed by a detachment of police operatives.
According to reports; the senior citizens fought back their attackers as some of their members particularly women nursed some injuries.
Dr. Ebenezer Ibekwe while commenting on the attack, accused the state government of hiring thugs to disrupt their protest over unpaid pensions.
“How can you owe an old man like me and declare him a ghost pensioner and still don’t want me to demand my entitlements? Already, they detained our leaders using the DSS. The thugs they hired were flogging pensioners with canes because we said we are not ghosted pensioners as they are tagging us”