The residents of Tsafe Local Government Area, of Zamfara state on Monday morning barricaded the Gusau-Zaria highway linking the state to Kaduna, Kano, and Abuja in protest over insecurity.
Premium Times reports that hundreds of people have been killed by bandits in the North-west state in 2018. Many others have been kidnapped for ransom. On Saturday, at least 18 people were killed in Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
“The protesters began by blocking the highway and burning tyres, but as we speak, the local government secretariat in Tsafe is on fire,” an eyewitness, who declined to be named for security reasons, said.