Kastina Youths Chant Anti-government Songs, Burn Buhari’s Billboard

Youth in Yantumaki town , Damusa Local Government Area of Katsina State has burnt down a campaign billboard of the All Progressives Congress with the pictures of the PresidentMuhammadu Buhari, and Governor Aminu Masari protesting against insecurity ravaging the area.

The billboard which is along the highway leading to the town was doused with fire as the protesters bemoaned the level of insecurity in Yantumaki town and neighbouring communities , making reference to the kidnap of a health worker , Alhaji Mansir Yusuf , and his daughter by bandits around 1 am on Tuesday .

It was also reported that on Monday , the district head of the area , Atiku Maidabino , was killed by unidentified gunmen at his palace .

Some eyewitnesses said the protesters barricaded the Katsina /Kankara highway and set bonfires along the road leading to the town , a situation that forced scores of motorists plying the highway to turn back.

The protesters , who moved from one end of the town to the other , chanted anti – government songs in Hausa and demanded improved security of lives and property.

Though policemen were seen trying to restore normalcy , the atmosphere in the town was tense on Tuesday .

It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police in Katsina , Sanusi Buba, ordered the Area Commander for Dutsinma , Aminu Dayi to relocate to Yantumaki .

The spokesman for the command , SP Gambo Isah , said they are monitoring the situation and they are firmly on the ground controlling the situation to ensure that the protesters do not take the law into their own hands as miscreants can take over the situation and start looting or burning property .

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