Happening now: Protest rocks Minna [VIDEO]

Residents of Minna, the Niger State capital, on Monday, took to the streets to protest the rising cost of living.

The demonstrators obstructed traffic on major roads in the Minna metropolis to register their grievances against the growing hardship in the country.

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.

The protesters carried placards with the inscription “No food, we are dying of hunger” and demanded a better condition of living and a reduction in the cost of living for the citizenry.

They accused political office-holders of insensitivity to their plight even as they lamented their inability to feed even once in a day.