Angry katsina youths hit the Katsina-Kankara highway and other adjoining roads at Yantumaki in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State in protest against the rise in kidnapping and killing by bandits in the area.
During the Katsina protest, billboards of President Muhammad Buhari and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, in the town were burnt down.
The Katsina protest was a reaction to the recent abduction of Alhaji Mansir Yusuf, and his daughter; Fatima, by gunmen around 1:00am yesterday. This happened nine days after the killing of the traditional ruler of Yantumaki, Abubakar Atiku Maidabino, 65, not to mention several other attacks on some communities in Batsari LGA of the state, and the killing of council’s APC chairman.
The youths are clamoring for increased security around town, the release of abducted health worker and daughter, and a stop to unabated killings and kidnapping in parts of Katsina.