Road users stranded as Katsina youths blocked road to protest killings
Hundreds of youths stormed the streets to protest on the international gateway between Nigeria and Niger while chanting and calling for urgent intervention against bandits in the area.
The youth from Daddara community and neighboring villages in Jibia LG has on Saturday barricaded the said road at about 8am with logs of wood and tyres, some of them set ablaze.
The action was carried out to protest the incessant killings and banditry activities in the area. Motorists and other road users were stranded.
It took the intervention of policemen and some traditional rulers from the area to calm the youths before the road was reopened by mid-day.
The chairman of Daddara Area development Association, Halilu Buhari, said, the area had lots of bandit attacks and lost lives and property.
He said, two days ago some bandits attacked Yan Gayya, a village near the forest at about 8pm, and molested several women.
Later the same night, the attackers struck Zamdam village throwing bangers that caused confusion amongst villagers.
“The villagers realised it was knockouts and repelled the attack. Several calls were made to security agencies but they couldn’t come at that time; people were angry ever since,” he said
This infuriated the residence from the villages that took to the street to show their grievances over the unabated attacks on their villages, he added
The spokesman of the state police command SP Gambo Isah is yet to respond to enquiry made on the incidence.
Source: Daily Trust.