The Abuja-Kaduna highway is currently blocked due to angry residents angry over attacks, especially the killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits.
Tragically, the incident occurred at Anguwar Magaji in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Bandits stormed the village head’s house and abducted him and his family. Other members of the community were also abducted.
According to a resident of the area, their homes and farms were not safe.
“We are not allowed to go to our farms, yet they follow us home to kidnap us for ransom. A 13-year-old girl and a security guard were killed, as well as the family of the village head was abducted,” he said.
Residents only want security or the ability to defend themselves against bandits, he explained.
According to a witness, protesters did not listen to the plea of security personnel who approached them.
The witness, who didn’t want to be named, said the protesters had been out since 7:30am.
“The villagers are furious. They blocked the road and insisted that no one would pass through. When the security personnel arrived, the men withdrew and left their women on the road.”
A few of the women are half-naked. The soldiers were begging them to leave the road, but the men cheered them on from the side of the road.”
According to ASP Jalige Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna has directed the Area Commander to visit the scene of the protest to ensure orderliness.
The police are trying to keep the road open to allow road users access during their meetings with community leaders and protesting youths.
“There is an incident along the highway, but we are trying to control it,” he said.