Niger State youths, under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, blocked all the highways leading to the state, to protest the bad condition of roads in Niger state.
As gathered by Naijauto, the irate youths blocked the Suleja/Minna expressway and the Bida/Minna road, thereby forcing motorists to look for another route to enter or leave the state.
The angry youths used the blocked roads as a measure of protest for the state of roads
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They were moving with a banner written,
"Save Our Souls
Niger State is part of Nigeria
Our people die every day in Niger State"
The banner highlighted the deplorable state of their roads while calling for federal government's intervention
Reports say the youths vowed to carry on with their protest until the federal government meets their demands. Even when security personnel tried to disperse the youth with tear gas, they all remained adamant.
The rate of accidents on Nigerian roads has increased tremendously due to the deplorable condition of roads.
We hope for the federal government's quick intervention in the affected areas.
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