A major highway that cut through Katsina communities have been blocked by some young persons in Funtua and Birnin-Gwari area on Saturday in protest against the rising insecurity in the state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that road users especially passengers were delayed for about three hours before the police from Funtua intervened.

Recall that more than 300 schoolboys were kidnapped from their school in Kankara in Katsina at a time President Muhammadu Buhari was visiting the state in December.

The schoolboys regained freedom a week after their abduction.

Katsina state has witnessed and still experiencing a spike in insecurity cases. Some trsvellers on the Funtua-Dandume-Birnin-Gwari road have experienced armed robbery attacks.

According to the PUNCH report, the protest started about 7:00am. Tree branches and worn-out tyres were used as blockades on the road.

During the protest, a motorist who’s also a youth expressed dismay over the incessant attacks on their communities by gunmen.

The media outlet also cited a resident of one of the communities, Sadi Bala saying more than 50 people have been abducted in the past week.

“No fewer than fifty people from the communities that were kidnapped during the week by the gunmen are still being held by their abductors,” Bala said.