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Residents block major roads in Minna to protest high cost of living

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Residents block major roads in Minna to protest high cost of living

Thousands of people on Monday, blocked major roads in Minna, the capital of Niger Statet to protest against high cost of living in the country.

The protesters comprising women and youths were heard chanting protest songs, while security agents including policemen looked on.

The protesters said the rising cost of food items and poor government effort to arresting the situation forced them to block major roads so that government will hear their cry.

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The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba, while addressing the protesters, said the government is aware of the pain and hardship families are faced with at this time, Channels TV reported.

He said the government is working towards reducing the cost of living and consequences of the petrol subsidy removal.

 

 

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