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Lagos youth protest death of job seekers

17 March 2014, 15:38Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Hundreds of aggrieved youth took to the streets on Monday in Lagos to protest the death of applicants who lost their lives during the Nigeria Immigration Service test on Saturday.

18 people reportedly died including two pregnant women during the recruitment exercise

The placard-carrying youth locked down Anthony bus-stop of the ever-busy Ikorodu Road in protest of the unemployment rate in Nigeria and also the loss of lives recorded across the country during the recruitment.

The protesters, who laid on the road, caused heavy traffic on both lanes, despite the presence of security agencies.

They demand the government to put an immediate stop to the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria by creating jobs.

Meanwhile, family members of some of the late applicants in Abuja, have demanded for the release of the bodies of their loved ones for burial.

The family members, who gathered at the National Hospital on Sunday, told the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who came to sympathise with them, that they wanted the bodies to be released for burial immediately.

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