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Citizens report subsidy protest

Dutse, Jigawa state today.


The strike seems to be total here in Gombe state. There is scanty vehicular movement, although there are no protesters in sight. I went to work(hospital) today but there was no patient as the wards and clinics were under lock and key.

Message from LASCO

(Kogi State). On the Fuel Subsidy Removal.

The people of Nigeria have said No to subsidy removal, but the government is adamant, saying there is no going back. We will continue to occupy the streets until the price of petrol is reversed to 65naira. Abimaje Samuel (08038121796) Kogi

Kess – Warri

My part of Warri is peaceful, there is vehicular movement but shops and markets are shut.

Ilyasu N.

Youth have taken to the major State Road which leads to the government house. Many are holding up placards with  other putting green leaves on their cars or motorbikes. From where I am- close to the government house, the police are shooting tear gas .

Oreofe – Kaduna

The protest is peaceful. Nigeria can’t be better if d subsidy remains.

Haruna-Bida, Niger State
There is  a mass protest against fuel subsidy removal in Bida. Police in the Emir palace are firing tear gas to disperse protesters .

Sunday Taiwo – Ede

The streets in Ede are deserted, shops are closed. No demonstration though. At the popular news stand at Oke-Gada roundabout, free readers gather to discuss state of the nation even as they flip through the available newspapers. Some artisans (mechanics) are seen in their shops waiting for vehicles that have refused to surface. Here and there people are lambasting GEJ administration. Even the illiterate and children are now familiar with the vexed issue of subsidy removal and that seems to have become the talking point now both at home and in the streets of Ede.

Omonobi-Port Harcourt

From my present location @ Alaoji mechanic village people are going about their normal economic activities with no trace of protest. The only thing is that there is presence of security men @ the Alaoji junction along PH-Enugu expressway. But the situation here is calm.

By Bwankwot Nache – Agbor

No protest is going on in Agbor Delta state. People don’t  seem to be aware of any mass protest today as everyone is going on with his/her normal business. My friend boarded a car this morning from agbor to Asaba. Everywhere is peaceful and calm.

Mustapha Mohammed- Biu, Borno

Biu Local Govt are of Borno State

Due to the state of emergency declared in Borno state, there seems to be no protest. But shops, banks are not opened just as the streets are deserted.

Chinonye Cajetan – Port Harcourt.

The protest started at Olu Obasanjo Road at about 11am, prominent among the leaders include Sam Dade. The protest was hugely peaceful as they sang some of Fela’s songs. All banks were closed and the Police followed the protesters without disrupting it. I commend them for the peaceful protest.

Kenneth Ndudi –  Keffi Nasarawa state.

Labour’s injunction to stay at home was  obeyed here. All shops and other businesses were under lock and key. The federal medical center and all the banks were closed. The entire town is so quiet.

Ibrahim Ateiza-Okene Kogi state

My name is Ibrahim Ateiza. The situation in Okene, Kogi State is silent. No movement, everywhere is silent. Police are present at all junctions.

Joel Eyekpegha-Ile Ife
It is calm here in Ile-Ife. The roads are deserted and young adults have taken to playing football on the road!

Durojaye – Abeokuta

Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital is paralysed, no movement whatsoever in Olomore-Ita oshin areas.

Friday Peters -Sokoto .

I’ve been going round the town for about forty minutes now, what I’m seeing is Sokoto town has become a ghost town. There are no people in the street, shops are closed, with a handful of commercial  motorcycle operators plying the streets. I could see banks closed, police men are on every streets, no activities taking place. So far the protests is yet to commence but everybody is staying indoors…. This is the situation in Sokoto town…

Samuel – Zaki Biam

The protest in Zaki Biam is unbelivable.

Abimaje Samuel – Kogi state

In Kogi state,  the protest  started at about 8am when the protesters gathered at Paparanda Square. Every junction and government offices were occupied by security men.  Business was entirely shut down.

Dr. Eze – Azare.  Bauchi state

Protests shutdown Azare in Bauch  state; the roads were blocked , market closed. There is absolutely no movement.


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