Minna Residents Shut Down Major Roads, Protest High Cost of Living

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Residents of Minna in Niger State have shut down some major roads in the state capital, protesting the high cost of living, lamenting that the development had sent many Nigerians to early graves.

The protest which started in the morning by youths who chanted war songs and were later joined by women and men.

Reports say the ever-busy Minna-Bida highway was blocked, halting vehicular movements as both commercial and private vehicles could neither come in from Bida nor move out of Minna, the state capital while the protest was on.

Also, vehicles coming from the Suleija-Abuja end were also trapped and could not enter the town freely for several hours.

The of Niger state, Mohammed Umar Bago in his reaction, blamed the protest on those he said were out to hijack trucks conveying foodstuffs to Minna from Lagos.


Source: NAN

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