4th January, 2012
By Femi Adi/Kaduna
As the three-day ultimatum issued by the dreaded Boko Haram sect for Southerners to leave the north elapsed, many workers, traders and residents in Kaduna for fear of the unknown, are keeping indoors.
In many parts of Kaduna, the usually bustling roads and streets, are relatively empty.
Except for offices and shops that were opened within the metropolis, many traders at the Sheik Gumi Market have their shops under lock.
Some few that managed to open shops told P.M.News that they are compelled to open shop because they have run short of money and needed to survive.
Meanwhile, the cost of foodstuffs and transport fares has jumped by 200 per cent.