On Thursday, August 6, some residents of Turare and Dogon Ruwa communities under Dustin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State, expressed anger over the recurrent bandit attacks by blocking the Kankara-Katsina road as early as 6am, and protesting the unabated attacks on their communities.
Hundreds of motorists and commuters were held up for hours along the road with some seeking alternative routes.
It took the intervention of the Dutsinma DPO and Army personnel, to get the road reopened at about 1pm.
According to reports, the protest was as a result of overnight attacks on three villages of Sanawa, Dogon Ruwa and Kurechi, all of Dutsinma LGA, which led to the death of many people; and moreso, some women were raped in the process.
The protesters, comprising adults and children, asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the state.
Going by the number of protests on insecurity issues, this will be the fifth one in the last two months. Similar ones had taken place at Daddara town in Jibia LGA, Yantumaki in Danmusa LGA and Yankara of Faskari LGA.
According to reports, Katsina is one of the states in the North-West of Nigeria with repeated attacks by armed bandits on several communities.
It is said that up to 150 people have been reportedly killed by bandits in Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local government areas of the state in the last two months.