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Many stranded as protesters block major road in Katsina

Many stranded as protesters block major road in Katsina
June 11
17:18 2020

Aggrieved youth have blocked a major road in Faskari local government area of Katsina, protesting the activities of bandits in the state.

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Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters demanded a beef up in security.

Motorists plying the route had to pull over by the roadside as the angry youth blocked the road.

The protest comes 24 hours after gunmen killed over 40 residents of Faskari local government area.

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When contacted, Gambo Isah, spokesman of Katsina police command, said he could not comment because the issue is being investigated.

“I really don’t know what to say about this because we are investigating. So right now I cannot say anything until our field officers have reported,” he told TheCable.

Before the latest attack, protesters had trooped to the streets of Yantumaki town, Danmusa local government area of Katsina to demand improved security.

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They had burnt a billboard bearing the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and the logo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Buhari is a native of Katsina.

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, had announced that his administration had pulled out of the peace deal with bandits.

The state government had entered a peace agreement with the gunmen. But despite the accord, communities in Katsina are still being attacked and residents killed.

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On June 1, bandits shot dead 60-year-old Abu Atiku, district head of Yantumaki.

The gunmen also attacked some communities in Batsari LGA of the state, and killed the council’s APC chairman.

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