Youths stage protest over insecurity in the North. Photo credit: Daily Trust

Some youths of Northern Nigeria on Friday, staged protest march in the streets of some Northern cities over the widespread killings in the region.

The protest comes following consistent attacks and abductions by bandits in the region.

On Thursday, bandits invaded Maza-Kuka in Ba’are village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, killing no fewer than 16 persons in a mosque.

The villagers were performing their early morning prayers when the gunmen invaded the village in large numbers and attacked the villagers.

On Wednesday assailants murdered the Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Rabe Nasir.

Yet, on Monday, 30 passengers heading to Kaduna from Sokoto were burnt to death by bandits.

The protesters, who are wielding placards, have been sighted in Kano, Bauchi, Zamfara, Sokoto States and the the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Chanting songs of peace, the protesters called on President Muhammadu Buhari and governors to show more interest in tackling insecurity.

In Kano, young persons who headed to the Government House, wielded a banner with the inscription, ‘No More Blood Shed’.

Zainab Naseer Ahmad, who led the peaceful movement, lamented how insecurity is threatening the lives and livelihood of Nigerians, Daily Trust reported.

“We come to share our concern and send a message to our leaders; we are tired of the worsening state of insecurity in the country.

“Every now and then, lives are lost, people are being unjustly killed like animals. We demand the return of peace in our societies.

“We are saying enough is enough, no more blood shed! Out-of-school children is witnessing a massive rise, orphans everywhere.

“We can’t travel in peace, economy is crumbling. People are burnt while travelling.”

The protesters marched from Audu Bako secretariat to Kano Government House, where security operatives received the group of protesters, listened to them and promised to take the matter further to the appropriate quarters.

There has been outrage in the land since bandits burnt alive some travellers in Sokoto earlier in the week.


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