Monday, July 02, 2007

I guess this is good news?

Machete prices chopped in Nigeria

The price of machetes has halved in Nigeria since the end of general elections after a fall in demand for thugs sponsored by politicians, state-owned News Agency of Nigeria said.

The NAN survey found that a good quality machete in the northeastern state of Gombe was now selling for 400 naira ($3) as against 800 naira before the elections.

"A price survey on machetes, which served as a popular weapon among political thugs in the state, indicated ... a drop in the price of the implement," NAN reported.

Machetes are primarily used as a tool for farming in Nigeria but they are also popular among political gangsters.

Usman Masi, a trader quoted by NAN, said: "Before the conduct of the general elections, I was selling a minimum of seven machetes daily but can hardly sell one a day now."

This just messes with my head in so many ways.
That last guy sounds kind of ticked, doesn't he?


At 5:41 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oy, the stocks in machetes must be hurting.


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