Residents of Gauraka community in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State have blocked the Abuja-Kaduna highway to protest the incessant cases of kidnapping in the community.
The protesters burnt tyres and halted vehicular movement on the highway.
This comes following renewed onslaught by bandits in the area.
According to reports, the heavily armed bandits invaded the town and the immediate villages around 7:30 am on Monday (today), kidnapping at least 12 villagers.
The protesting youths, mostly from villages adjoining the highway, are demanding that the state and Federal Government boost security in the area and end the incessant attacks.