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Katsina Banditry: Angry Youths Set SSG’s Private Residence, APC Office Ablaze


Angry youths have razed the private residence of the Secretary to Katsina State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa and the APC office in Danmusa Local government area of Katsina State.

The Youths were said to be protesting what they described as complicity by the SGS in the alleged spate of armed banditry attacks in Danmusa LGA and other areas in the central and southern part of the state.

The Protest was sparked when traders who were returning from the Danmusa market were ambushed by armed bandits at the outskirts of the town which led to the death of one of the traders.

A source told Daily Independent that, no sooner had the news of the deceased filtered into town, about one thousand youths from the town mobilized to the scene of the crisis and took the body of the deceased to the District head’s palace who fled on sighting the protesters.

The source added that the action of the District head further aggravated the annoyance of the tensed youths who turned violent and marched to the country home of the SGS and set it ablaze.

“From there they proceeded to the APC office in Danmusa which they also burnt chanting various slogans to register their dissatisfaction with the way and manner the insecurity issues were being handled in the state.

Attempts to reach the state Police command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, however, proved abortive as calls made to him were neither answered nor returned.

It would be recalled that at least not more than twenty villages have been overrun by armed bandits in Katsina state in the last one month.

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