Angered youths in Yantumaki, Danmusa Local Government, Kaduna State on Monday morning shut the Katsina/Funtua highway.
NewsWireNGR’s inquiry from sources revealed that the youths who barricaded the highway around 6am protested over the killings of two persons in a Monday attack by bandits.
The bandits who have been terrorising some regions in the state also injured several people, razed houses and rustled domestic animals during the attacks.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, said security operatives were on top of the situation.
He said, “We woke up this morning with a report of a protest by some youths at Yantumaki area because of bandit attack at Amarawa village where two villagers were killed by the hoodlums.
“The command in collaboration with military and other security agencies are on top of the situation as personnel and equipment are additionally deployed to deal with the recalcitrant bandits hibernating in the area.
“The Command is calling for calm and urges members of the communities around the area to join hands with security agencies in the ongoing onslaught against the hoodlums.”