28 Years old man in Abuja climbs mast in lone protest over bad economy

Lliyasu said he will remain in the mast for the next seven days, sacrificing himself for the better of the country

One Mr Nurudeen Lliyasu climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja on Wednesday at AYA Abuja to protest over the poor economy in Nigeria.

Report from News Agency Of Nigeria said placards carry different protest messages were seen close to the mast along AYA Abuja road.

Some of the placards had written on them, “unemployment continues unabated”,

“Another hope betrayed battered, mutilated with a collapsed economy.”

“Nigeria is on the precipice of collapse”, and “inflation and hunger are killing Nigerians”.

Lliyasu said he will remain in the mast for the next seven days, sacrificing himself for the better of the country.

He said, “I am on a hunger strike to protest and register my grievances about the condition of the country; I will remain here for the next seven days and I do not mind if I die here.

“If my dying on this mast will change the economy of this country, then I choose to die for others to live a good life.

“I have not eaten for days and also other Nigerians, if I die on this mast I am not worried, no roads in the states only in the city of Abuja you can see good roads.

‘’The doctors have said that a man can survive only on water without food for some days, I believe I can and if I cannot I will die.”

NAN also reported that the Security man in the area, Mr Ayuba Luka was earlier informed by the protester that he will be climbing the mast but the security man warned him against it.

“He (Lliyasu) came to me and I warned him not to climb that mast, but when I left the site he sneaked in and climbed it”. Luka said.

Mr Luka finally said he had called his superiors to come and look into the matter.

“I was shocked when I came back and saw him on the topmost part of the mast, I have called my supervisor to come and take necessary action,” he said.

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