Villagers block Katsina highway in protest over bandit attacks



Katsina-Dutsinma highway was on Friday, March 1, blocked by villagers from Wurna village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina state, protesting against incessant banditry attacks and killings in the area.


According to The Nation, vehicles and travellers on the highway were forced to reroute through bush paths connecting Dutsinma to other parts of the state and country.




One of the villagers, Abdulkarim, told the publication that their community has been plagued by incessant bandit visits for the past four days, leaving them in a perpetual state of unrest.


As of 2 pm today, security presence in the area was minimal and the aggrieved villagers of Wurna took advantage of the situation to block vehicles and obstruct numerous alternative routes for stranded travellers.


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