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Women protesting against insecurity, kidnapping block Kaduna─Abuja Highway

*The women only came out to show their anger over abductions… as they were angered by the abduction of two persons Friday night ─Eyewitnesses

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Troubled by the spate of widespread insecurity of lives and property besides the latest abduction of two people in the area by gunmen, women in the community of Gonin Gora took to the Kaduna─Abuja highway, blocking it off Saturday morning to protest the development.

The abduction took place around 12 midnight Friday, April 30 when the gunmen stormed Angwan Auta community in Gonin Gora District of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted four residents.

Kaduna-Abuja Highway  Photo: BBC

It was gathered that two of the abducted were rescued by the soldiers and local JTF personnel area of the community.

The JTF and the soldiers engaged the gunmen which led to the rescue of the two victims, according to report.

One of the  JTF commanders in the community  who doesn’t want his name mentioned confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, noted that it was the sixth times kidnappers are coming to the Gonin Gora area to abduct their victims.

He stated: “The women only came out to show their anger over the abduction but the road has been cleared since morning. They (women) were angered by the abduction of the two persons.”

Following the blockage on the expressway, motorists travelling to Abuja were forced to divert through Juji community to avoid the gridlock caused by the women protesters, report said.

Another resident of the area who simply identified himself as Steven said the protest was peaceful and the women only passed a message to the government.

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