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Gunshots Fired As Minna Residents Protest Over Hardship (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 05th Feb, 2024 - tori.ng

Efforts by the police to control the crowd almost resulted in violence as protesters asked police to leave.

 
Residents of Minna, Niger state have been dispersed by police who fired shots in the air.
 
The residents were protesting over rising cost of living in the country.
 
As early as 7am on Monday, Feb. 5, a group of women blocked Minna-Bida Road at the popular Kpakungu roundabout to express their grievances over the rising cost of food items (read here).
 
They were later joined by men, who stopped vehicles from moving.
 
Efforts by the police to control the crowd almost resulted in violence as protesters asked police to leave, forcing the police to fire several shots in the air.
 


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