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Reasons protesters block Abuja-Kaduna highway on Saturday

Many travellers were stranded at the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Saturday morning, as angry residents of a community blocked the road over incessant attacks by bandits, especially the recent killing of a 13-year-old girl.

Creekvibes news magazine gathered that, the unfortunate incident happened at Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state

According to residents, the bandits had stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family, as well as other persons in the community.

This led to panic as residents of the area said they were no longer safe in their homes and 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,” a resident lamented.

The resident explained that the villagers only want security or to be allowed to protect themselves against the bandits.

It was gathered that, protesters refused to leave the road even after they were approached by security operatives.

“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,” a source had said.

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