Some members of Gauraka group, Tafa LGA, Niger state, on Monday morning blocked Abuja-Kaduna freeway to protest the collection of abductions locally.
Gauraka group is positioned alongside Abuja-Kaduna freeway.
The protesters halted motion of site visitors on the freeway whereas burning tyres to create a scene.
The group is protesting the kidnapping of some residents by gunmen.
They stated about 30 individuals from the group are at present in kidnappers’ den, and that their abductors are demanding an enormous ransom.
The protesters stated they launched into the motion to name the eye of the related authorities to their plight after gunmen invaded the group on Monday round 1:00 am and kidnapped 15 individuals.
Talking throughout the protest, a member of the group who recognized himself as Hassan Hassan stated the gunmen invaded the group round 1:17am and kidnapped 15 individuals.
He stated they determined to protest to ask the federal government to come back to their rescue in Niger state.
“At precisely 1:17am within the morning, I heard a gunshot. I needed to rapidly shut my home windows as a result of they have been opened. I instructed my folks at house to be calm,” he stated.
“I went to my bathroom to see what was occurring. I noticed that the gunmen have been taking my neighbour together with his two kids. One is 10 years outdated and the second is eight years outdated.
“They operated until round 1:51am. Round 2:15am, the military got here to our rescue. A few of us got here out to see those that have been kidnapped. We found that they’ve kidnapped about 15 individuals and minimize the 2 arms and ear of 1 lady who was carrying a child.
“This isn’t the primary time. This isn’t the second time. We simply need to know if we’re secure on this nation and Nigeria.”
One other member of the group, who recognized himself as Dare stated final Thursday the gunmen kidnapped 4 individuals locally and that they’re demanding a N10 million ransom.
He stated when the group knowledgeable a close-by police station concerning the incident, they have been instructed that there was no ammunition and car to repel the assault.