Residents protesting killings in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State blocked major roads in the area on Monday.
The protesters formed six groups along the 60 km Gusau-Kaura Namoda road and lit bonfires on Sabon Garin Kaura Namoda, Guiwa Junction (Railway crossing) Fegin magaji, Kuryar Madaro Junction, Maguru, Kasuwar Daji and Kyambarawa.
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There has been a spike in killings by suspected bandits.
Last Friday, a group of aggrieved protesters stormed the palace of Emir of Zurmi with corpses.
Some of the protesters said they were tired of how the gunmen have been assailing their communities without any intervention by the security operatives.
“We are being killed like rats. For how long can we endure this? There was a community they attacked for three consecutive days and no one cared to intervene. Are we not human beings? The authorities must hear this,” one of the protesters identified as Aminu said.
The spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu could not be reached for comments before this report was filed.