Some angry youths in Yantumaki, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, early Monday morning barricaded Katsina/Funtua highway.
The youths engaged in the renewed protest after bandits attacked Amarawa village on Monday.
During the Monday attack, two persons were said to be killed.
It was also learnt that six persons died from other attacks over the weekend in Matazu and Musawa councils.
The bandits were also said to have injured several people, razed houses and rustled domestic animals during the attacks.
Eyewitnesses said the youths barricaded the highway as early as 6 a.m with unused tyres and debris, the development which disrupted traffic flow on the highway for hours.
It was learnt that the barricade made some travellers going to Funtua, Kaduna, Abuja, Sokoto and Gusau turn back and wait at Dutsin-ma until security operatives later cleared the highway.
The spokesman 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 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.”
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