Cold weather keeps residents indoors in Jigawa

Cold weather keeps residents indoors in Jigawa

- Extremely cold weather on Saturday, January 11, kept many residents in Dutse, Jigawa state capital, off the street

- Malam Yunusa, a taxi driver, said that he could not get passengers and has been trying to do so for hours

- Another residents of the capital, Hauwa Abdullahi, said that the weather has also kept her kids from school as they could not cope

Very cold and hazy weather on Saturday, January 11, forced many in Dutse, Jigawa state capital to stay indoors.

According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went around the capital said most of the places were deserted due to the weather.

Malam Yunusa Minari, a taxi driver in the capital said he had been looking for passengers all day but unable to get any due to the cold weather, saying that on a normal day his car usually got filled within 30 minutes.

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The same correspondent also observed that Hakimi street, which is always busy, was totally abandoned as only few people were seen at tea vendors’ joints.

Another resident, Hauwa Abdullahi, said that the weather has prevented her children from going to school, saying the dust was so much.

Another place that was also observed was the famous Sani Abacha way as vehicles on the road had to turn on their headlights to get good visibility.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that s harmattan breeze permeates through Nigeria's weather, residents of Jos and Kano have been forced to remain indoors, with their normal daily routine activities disrupted.

The residents of the two cities lamented the intensity of the cold weather which reportedly started on Wednesday night, January 1.

It was gathered that Jos' temperature dropped to an average of 11 degrees Celsius on Wednesday evening, but rises to about 19 degrees in the afternoon.

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