Another protest rocks Katsina, motorists, travellers stranded

Another protest rocks Katsina, motorists, travellers stranded

- Irate youths decided to do something about the constant attack of communities in Katsina state

- The youths blocked access roads while protecting on Thursday, leaving motorists and travellers stranded

- Some of the travellers said they were happy that the protesters are demonstrating and demanding justice for the lives lost during the attack

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Hundreds of motorists and commuters were stranded at Yankara town in Faskari local government area of Katsina state on Thursday, June 11.

This was due to the protest by irate youths who took to the streets over an earlier attack on their communities which led to the death of over 60 people., Daly Trust reports.

The access road was barricaded by the protesting youths who had placards with messages accusing the President Buhari-led government and security agencies of neglect.

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Travellers from Kaduna, Zaria and Funtua could not access the road to Zamfara and Sokoto states, while those coming from Kano through Sheme town also got stuck in the hold-up.

All pleas by security patrol teams to remove the barricade fell on deaf ears.

Another protest over insecurity rocks Katsina

The protesters also set bonfires on the ever-busy Kankara-Katsina road, turning back motorists and other road users.
Source: UGC

According to Abubakar Hamisu, a resident of the town, the youths decided to protest against the nonchalant attitude of government and security agencies.

One of the travellers, Hajiya Zurfa Shugaba, expressed delight over the protest, saying: “I’m happy with these protesters for the way and manner they are demonstrating.

“Human lives should not be wasted as being experienced in recent times. The government must rise to the occasion.”

This is coming few days after a similar protest which saw a billboard bearing the picture of President Buhari and the logo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) been burnt by protesters.

This happened on Tuesday, June 9, in Yantumaki town, Danmusa local government area of Katsina state, according to a report by The Cable.

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Recall that it was tears and lamentations galore at the Katsina House of Assembly chamber on Tuesday, February 18, as lawmakers cried profusely during their plenary session over the killings of over 30 villagers in Batsari local government area of the state.

The member representing Jibia constituency, Alhaji Mustapha Yusuf, opened the flood gate of tears while contributing to the motion and other members joined in, shedding tears over the killings.

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The insecurity situation is no different in Niger state where youths under the auspices of Amalgamation of Youths Development Association decided to march in protest.

The young Nigerians on Tuesday, May 5, took to the streets to protest what they described as “government inaction and insensitivity” following the killing of people by armed bandits.

The youths in their hundreds drawn from 14 communities in Rafi local government area of Niger state defied the state’s stay-at-home order and marched through Kagara highway. Chanting ‘Enough Is Enough', the youths were aggrieved that the government has paid little attention to control the situation following the relentless massacre by bandits.

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