Angry residents of Niger state have blocked the Gauraka Abuja-Kaduna Highway in the Tarfa Local Government Area of Niger State, as they protested the incessant kidnappings recorded on the road.
The irate youths as early as 6am today, May 24, barricaded the busy road with a bonfire, stones, and wood, insisting that nobody will pass until the government addresses the issue of insecurity in the area. They alleged that kidnappers and bandits have been operating in the community unhindered on a daily basis and abducted many residents.
According to them, bandits have been picking people up from house to house without any intervention by the security agents in the area despite the presence of a military barracks, Zuma Barracks, in the area.
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