- Some residents of Katsina state have staged another protested over the incessant attacks on them
- The protesters took to the streets of the state on Friday, August 7, to register their displeasure over the ugly development
- The residents used tree trunks to block access roads while leaving motorists and commuters stranded
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A report by Daily Trust indicates that angry villagers in Kastina state on Friday, August 7, took to the streets of the town to stage another protest over repeated attacks by bandits on their communities.
The ever-busy Kankara-Katsina road was barricaded by the protesting residents who had used tree trunks to barricade the highway around Marken Dogon Ruwa village in Dutsinma local government.
The residents turned back motorists from both ends of the road leaving hundreds of drivers and commuters stranded along the road.
It was reported that police from the command have reached the area, trying to calm the villagers and to get the road reopened.
In the last two months, this will be the fifth protest organized by residents of Katsina over rising insecurity in the state.
Recall that no fewer than hundreds of residents of Yan Tumaki in Danmusa local government area of Katsina state on Tuesday, June 9, took to the streets of the town to protest repeated attacks by bandits on the community.
The protesters, comprising grown-up men and children, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Wasari for the spate of insecurity in the state.
One of the protesters said residents of the area now lived in fear as security agencies in the state appear helpless. He said the people might resort to self-defence, noting that such a move may further worsen the security challenges in the country.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, August 5, held a closed-door meeting with the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, at the presidential villa.
Though details of the meeting were not disclosed, it may have to do with the security challenges in the president's home state, especially banditry that has led to the death of many people.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Masari asked leaders of the country not to allow insecurity to overwhelm them.
The governor wants his colleagues in the north-western and north-central states to ensure that the security challenges do not deteriorate further.
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