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Nigeria youth go on rampage

2012-01-11 18:47

Kano - Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have descended on a city in the country's north after youths there went on a deadly rampage.

Local government official Daniel Sheshere says a 24-hour curfew has been declared across Niger state following the violence in its capital, Minna.

On Wednesday, young people set the local electoral commission official on fire, killing a police inspector who was guarding the building.

And the state governor had to be evacuated from his home by helicopter after the residence came under attack.

Demonstrations over spiralling fuel prices and corruption have turned violent in cities across Nigeria this week after the government made a highly unpopular decision earlier this month to end a subsidy programme that had kept fuel costs low.

Comments
  • Fumanchu - 2012-01-11 19:31

    Learn from them ANC Mafia, your youth will turn against you after you have chased all the "colonialists" out and this country is down the dumps. Either that will happen or the masses will all in the space of the next two elections start voting for a party that actually can make a difference and hopefully turn things around in the space of a another 10 years.

      andrewdutoit - 2012-01-11 19:51

      What do you mean and who are you talking to???

      Anthony - 2012-01-11 20:28

      @Fumanchu, Sorry, I am confused !! Who does what????

  • Johan Britz - 2012-01-11 20:45

    What, another rampage in an African country? No, really?? :-|

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