….as Gombe youths demand end to banditry
Suspected hoodlums, on Thursday, in Kano attacked members of the CNG protesting against the prevailing insecurity in the northern part of the country.
They were attacked along Bayero University Kano old campus road by Kofar Famfo in the Kano metropolis.
The campaigners, who planned to start the protest at Gidan Dan Asabe along the Zoo Road, later changed the venue to the BUK Road.
Addressing newsmen after the disruption of the protest, the Convener, Dr Muhammad Bello-Nawaila, alleged that no fewer than 40 of the members sustained injuries from the attack carried out some 500 metres from take-off point of the protest in the Kabuga area.
Bello-Nawaila said what surprised them most was that the protesters got security backing with two police patrol vehicles in front and two at the back.
He added that the group would continue with the protest until President Muhammadu Buhari listens to their call.
Meanwhile, in Gombe, Chairman of the CNG, Ibrahim Mohammed, urged the Federal Government and security agencies to tackle security challenges in the northern region.
According to him, “Banditry, kidnapping, Boko Haram terrorism, rape and major security threats should be ended in the region.
“People at the villages can’t go to the farm as a result of the activities of bandits. We know that the security personnel are doing their best, but we are not satisfied with the current security situation in the northern region.”
Mohammed stated these during a protest at the Pantami Stadium, Minna, where he stated that the group was not for or against the SARS disbandment currently trending in the southern region.