Drama As Angry Adamawa Youths Block Highway, Protest Death Of 10 Residents

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The protesting youths

According to Punch Metro, hundreds of Adamawa youths on Tuesday blocked the federal highway passing through Girei community to Yola, the state capital, and other parts of the state to protest against incessant kidnappings in the area.

The youths, who are from Girei Local Government Area, rendered many and motorists stranded.

They vowed that they would not open the road until the authorities, particularly the Governor or , address them and commit to addressing the menace.

Spokesman of the youth, also the Youth leader, (Sarkin Matasa) of Girei District, Alhaji Saidu Hamman-Girei, said about 10 persons in the community recently lost their lives to .

“But what we are hearing now is that there is an order from the that the suspects be released,“ he alleged.

He alleged that between N60 million and N70 million had also been paid as ransom to .

“We mobilised and supported the security in arresting about 11 suspects with pieces of incriminating evidence.

“We want the to come and tell us why, because serious tension is brewing here.

“I had to intervene yesterday to stop youths from burning down Girei Police Station,” Hamman-Girei said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for Adamawa Police Command in the state, Suleiman Yahaya, said the had sent an Assistant in charge of operations to Girei to handle the situation.

Yahaya said he was not aware of any suspect that was ordered to be released, adding that about eight were facing prosecution in court.

He said four others had been transferred to Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigations.

Yahaya, who lauded members of the public for supporting the police in the fight against , assured them that the command would not disappoint them.