Insecurity: Protesting villagers block Kaduna-Abuja highway
There was palpable tension on Saturday morning as angry residents of Kakau Ward in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State blocked the ever busy Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
They were protesting regular attacks on their community, which they claimed led to the loss of four lives.
According to Alhaji Ibrahima Dauda, a 49-year-old resident of the community, they have had sleepless nights for months as kidnappers always attack them, and dispossess them of their valuables before taking their neighbors to their den.
“We are tired of kidnappers who at will invaded our community to abduct our natives, and residents. Just four weeks ago, four of our members were kidnapped. A large sum of money was demanded. We are peasant farmers, we don’t have such money to pay.
“For weeks, we did not sleep due to fear of attack. ” Dauda said
According to a report by Daily Post, the blockade which started Friday night, was around Ungwan Doma before Kakau, along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
A source who lives in the community, said that the villagers blocked the road to draw the government’s attention to their plight.
Also, a young man identified as Moses Obafemi who said he was on his way to Abuja, said he trekked after the flyover to board a vehicle to Abuja, but still could not get any incoming vehicle due to road block by villagers.