nigerias violence.jpgNigerian authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Niger state after a crowd of youths went on the rampage, setting fire to buildings and cars.


The trouble in the state capital, Minna came on the third day of nationwide strikes against a government decision to end fuel subsidies.

Trade unions representing Nigerian oil workers have threatened to shut down oil production.

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil exporter and the exports account for a large proportion of Nigeria’s national income.