Breaking: Abuja-Kaduna Road Blocked By Protesters

The governor assured that his administration would leave no stone unturned until all the abducted persons were rescued, adding that ensuring the security of life and property was paramount.

On Saturday, several travelers were stranded on the Abuja-Kaduna road as irate locals and protestors stopped the road in response to attacks, particularly the murder of a 13-year-old girl by robbers. According to the Daily Trust, the unfortunate incident occurred at Anguwar Magaji in the state’s Chikun Local Government Area.

Residents claim that robbers invaded the village chief’s home and kidnapped his family as well as other members of the community.

According to a local resident, they were not safe at home or on their farms as bandits tormented them unabated.

“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,” he said.

He explained that the residents only want security or to be allowed to protect themselves against the bandits and hence the decision to block the Kaduna – Abuja road to draw attention to their plight.

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Meanwhile, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Friday night pledged to support security agencies in the fight against banditry across the state.

Bagudu gave the pledge while addressing parents, staff and students of Federal Government College (FGC) Birnin Yauri, during a sympathy visit to the college.

The governor assured that his administration would leave no stone unturned until all the abducted persons were rescued, adding that ensuring the security of life and property was paramount.

The governor also commended parents and guardians for remaining calm and sustaining prayers to God for His intervention.

In separate remarks, the parents and teachers of the student expressed gratitude to security agencies for their prompt response in rescuing some of the abducted staff and students.

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Spokesperson of Kebbi State Police Command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, said in a statement that the number of those abducted in the school, was yet to be ascertained, adding that rescue operation was still continuing.

NAN reports that before departure from Yauri, the governor visited Yauri General Hospital to sympathise with victims of another attack by bandits.

He also paid homage to the Emir of Yauri at his palace, and assured that the state government had increased security presence in the area.

Responding, the Emir, Dr Muhammadu Zayyanu-Abdullahi commended the governor for placing priority on security matters.. (NAN)

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