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High cost of living: Protesters block major roads in Minna (See video)

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Residents of Minna, the Niger State capital, on Monday, protested high cost of living in the country, blocking major roads within the metropolis.

The protesters including women and youths were heard chanting protest songs, while police officers and other security personnel observed the situation.

The protesters said that the increase in food prices and the inadequate response from the government compelled them to block main roads to draw the attention of the authorities.

Niger Deputy Governor Yakubu Garba addressed the protesters and stated that the administration understood the suffering and difficulties that families were going through at the moment.

He also added that the government was working towards lowering the cost of living and reducing the effect of the petrol subsidy removal.

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

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