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Soldiers Open Fire at Hoodlums For Hijacking Food Trucks in Niger

On Thursday, soldiers responded with gunfire when suspected hoodlums hijacked trailers laden with food supplies in the Suleja Area of Niger State.

The trucks, en route from Abuja to Kaduna, were obstructed by the hoodlums who set tires ablaze on the road.

Reports indicated that numerous bags of assorted food items, particularly rice, were stolen before the soldiers arrived at the scene.

An eyewitness said:

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It took intervention of soldiers who arrived the scene and started firing gun shots in the air to scare the hoodlums away.

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“But even with that, many of them went away with bags of rice and cartons of spaghetti and other food items.”

The incident occurred amidst the widespread hardship that has sparked protests across various regions of the country.

The witness also revealed that commercial motorcyclists are contemplating a protest against the enduring harsh economy.

He said:

We learnt commercial motorcycle riders are also planning a protest. They would have done it since yesterday but we didn’t know what stopped them.”

 

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