Some residents of Rigasa in Kaduna State have staged a protest against insecurity and demolition of their shops without prior notice or compensation by the government.
The protesters took to the streets in Rigasa under the Igebi government on Friday with placards chanting anti-government songs to precise their displeasure over what they described as a gross injustice.
Rigasa was the foremost densely populated community within the area and was said to possess witnessed a series of attacks by the bandits resulting in many villagers’ death.
Despite paying rents through the government with official receipts, the government demolished their shops without compensation or prior notice, they claimed.
The protesters also lamented daily attacks, kidnappings, and rape by bandits within the community.
The residents, while accusing the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Uba Sani, of insensitivity to their plight, said the senator had never been to the constituency since he was elected to the office.
They explained that his constituency offices across the government had remained locked since after the election.
The residents vowed to continue with the protest until their demands are met.