Heavy protest is currently rocking Nigeria Capital City Abuja as residents demand an end to banditry.
News Online reports that many travelers were on Saturday stranded on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway as angry residents blocked the road over attacks, especially the killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits.
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The tragic incident, News Online gathered, occurred at Anguwar Magaji in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Residents disclosed that the bandits stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community.
A resident of the area alleged that they were not safe at home and on their farms.
“We cannot go to our farms and yet they will follow us to our homes to abduct us for ransom. They killed a 13-year-old girl, a security man in the village as well as abducted other residents including the family of the village head,” the resident said.
He added that the residents only want security or to be allowed to protect themselves against the bandits.
A witness disclosed that the angry protesters refused to listen to the plea of security personnel who approached them on Saturday.
The witness, who declined to be named, said the protesters have been out since 7:30am.
“The villagers are very angry. They blocked the road and insisted that no one will pass through. When security personnel came, the men withdrew and left their women on the road,” he stated.
Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, said the state commissioner of police, Umar Muri, has directed the Area Commander to visit the scene of the protest and ensure orderliness.