Large number of residents of Gauraka Community in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State has on Monday blocked the Abuja-Kaduna Highway to protest regular kidnapping and insecurity in their community.
The protesters are mainly youths; they blocked the highway and roads while they burnt tyres disrupted the movement on the highway on Monday morning for hours.
Their major aim was that state and Federal Government should boost security in the area and the highway to stop the kidnapping and series of attacks on the community.
According to the protesters, armed men stormed Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State on Saturday and Sunday, kidnapping at least 15 persons from the community and killing three others.
Joseph Aboki, and Mallam Ibrahim Dauda are the two residents, who spoke to newsmen, according to them they said, “there have been speculations about Boko Haram terrorists infiltrating the Gauraka community after Governor Abubakar Bello announced that terrorists have hoisted their flags in some communities in Niger State in April.”
They further explain how they have lost sleep due to the activities of kidnappers who have continued to terrorize the community. They explained that more than 30 people have been abducted from January till date.
Let it be recalled that Niger State has come under serious bandit attacks in recent times which have left hundreds of people killed.
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