Kaduna Residents Groan As Hunger Bites Hard


Due to the imposition of 24 hours curfew on Tuesday following the reprisal attacks in some parts of Kaduna, Northeast Nigeria, residents have started facing starvation.

When P.M.NEWS went round town Thursday, it was observed that the roads are still empty with just only soldiers and police patrolling in areas identified as flash points.

And at Barnawa, Sabon-Tasha, Unwar Romi and Goni-Gora , the residents complained of lack of food to buy and where there are foodstuffs, they are sold at very high prices.

Many residents opined that if the markets and shops continue to remain closed, some people might die of starvation.

According to Mr. Abraham Aderemi, a banker, the curfew has helped to stem violence but people are facing severe hunger as nobody can move out to buy food anywhere.

Another resident, Peter Okoro said the curfew was imposed suddenly so they were prepared for it.

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“I have a wife and two children and only have garri and small soup in the house,” he lamented.

Some of the youths at Malali, Kujama, Hayin Banki, Ungwar Dosa and Ungwar Rimi clashed again yesterday evening and some people were feared dead.

Though the state government and all security agencies are meeting today to review the situation, it’s not clear if the curfew would be relaxed, considering the skirmishes and reprisal attacks still going on in some areas.

The Special Assistant to Kaduna Governor on Media, Reuben Buhari, says the meeting today by security chiefs will decide if the curfew would be relaxed or not.

—Femi Adi/Kaduna

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