November 26, 2020

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Katsina State Anti-Banditry Protesters Burn Buhari, Masari Billboard

Katsina State Anti-Banditry Protesters Burn Buhari, Masari Billboard

Some protesters in Yantumaki town, Damusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Tuesday burnt down a campaign billboard of the All Progressives Congress with the pictures of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Governor Aminu Masari.

The burnt billboard is along the highway leading to the town.

The protesters bemoaned the level of insecurity in Yantumaki town and neighbouring communities, making reference to the kidnap of a health worker, Alhaji Mansir Yusuf, and his daughter by bandits around 1am on Tuesday.

Also, on Monday, the district head of the area, Atiku Maidabino, was killed by unidentified gunmen at his palace.

Some eyewitnesses said the protesters barricaded the Katsina/Kankara highway and set bonfires along the road leading to the town, a situation that forced scores of motorists plying the highway to turn back.

The protesters, who moved from one end of the town to the other, chanted anti-government songs in Hausa and demanded improved security of lives and property.

Though policemen were seen trying to restore normalcy, the atmosphere in the town was tense on Tuesday.

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