Hundreds of residents of Yantumaki in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday took to the streets of the town to protest repeated attacks by bandits on the community.
The protesters, comprising grown-up men and children, blamed President Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari for the spate of insecurity in the state.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, one of the protesters said that residents of the area now lived in fear as security agencies in the state appear helpless.
He said the people might resort to self-defence, noting that such move may further worsen the security challenges in the country.
“Is it not shameful and embarrassing that this ugly security threat is happening daily in the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the Chief Security Officer of the country?
“It’s glaring both the President and Governor Masari are failure, they have repeatedly failed us. They have to be alive to their constitutional duties of protecting the citizens,” he said.
See the protest photos and videos below:
— #FreeDadiyata🔴 (@Kabir_Kb1) June 9, 2020
This is why we should always pray for “Allah yayi mana kyakkyawan karshe”. For 70 years Buhari has been building a good reputation but in just 5years everything is going sideways.
Buhari might be a good man but the truth is, he is not a good leader!
This is in Katsina! pic.twitter.com/kWplj6g00S
— Sameer (@Sameer_lukman) June 9, 2020
#PressPlay: Violent Protest Erupts At Yantumaki, Katsina Over Rising Insecurity, Incessant Killings. Rampaging Youths Burnt APC Billboards And Flags#katsinaisbleeding @OfficialAPCNg @GovernorMasari
WATCH FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/cMDLEfdC9m pic.twitter.com/admeKgbbN3
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 9, 2020
IPOB members seen in Yan Tumaki town, Danmusa LGA, protesting against the insecurity, kidnappings & banditry in Katsina state — Garba Shehu.
Sai Baba…. pic.twitter.com/8juQdPjFt3
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) June 9, 2020
Daybreak in Katsina. May this "enough is enough" protest snowball to electoral anger in 2023. pic.twitter.com/DQF1MNkwDc
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) June 9, 2020
This is Yantumaki where the district head was assassinated last week and last night his neighbor was kidnapped along with his daughter, they blocked the road.
SAI BABA pic.twitter.com/HywTWRolo4
— Kwankwasiyya_Empire 👑 (@RMK_2023) June 9, 2020
— Abdul-Aziz Na'ibi (@jrnaib2) June 9, 2020
Katsina is one of the states in the North-West that have suffered from repeated attacks by armed bandits on communities.
No fewer than 150 people have been reportedly killed by bandits in Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana local government areas of the state in the last two months.