Protest reported in Katsina over gunmen attacks

Protest reported in Katsina over gunmen attacks

Residents of Yantumaki town, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday morning embarked on a protest against bandits/gunmen attacks in the town and in the neighbouring communities.

Eyewitnesses said the protesters barricaded the Katsina/Kankara major highway and blocked the road leading to the town with used tires, dried trees and debris.

WotzupNG gathered that the protesters were also angry about the kidnap of one Alhaji Mansir Yusuf and his daughter by bandits around 1 a.m on Tuesday.

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, has not reacted to the incident.

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Media reported that the District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Abu Atiku, was last Sunday killed by bandits. The incident took place at about 11.55 p.m.

A combined team of security operatives is currently in the state to curb activities of bandits and kidnappers.

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