Kaduna- Shoppers on Friday besieged major markets in Kaduna to stock-up essential supplies ahead of the presidential election, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Some of the residents who spoke with NAN correspondent at the Central Market, said they had been advised by religious leaders and friends to make the necessary preparation.
NAN reports that the market was full, with women and children rushing to buy mostly foodstuffs and other perishables.
Talatu Daria, a housewife, said:“ We were told in Church to ensure we had food in the house.”
Rachael Amadi, a civil servant, said:“ I am just getting my salary, so am shopping in case the government imposes curfew, to ensure our safety.“
Anoher civil servant, Mercy Dogo, complained that the prices of food items had increased.
“It is not fair that traders have to increase the prices without any reason.
“ I just spent N4, 000 just in one small bag with more to buy.”
“ Most of those willing to come are demanding for more money which we have to give.
“ Drivers are complaining that they do not want to travel and get stranded when they finally deliver the goods, one of the traders, Abdullahi Tijjani, said.
Meanwhile, traffic was light on the streets of Kaduna as many residents had travelled to where they registered to cast their votes on Saturday. (NAN)