Young men from towns along Funtua-Dandume-Birnin-Gwari Road in Katsina State on Saturday blocked the major highway to protest against repeated attacks by armed bandits in their communities.
The protesters said, their procession followed an attack in which women were raped and many residents got injured and lost their valuables.
It was gathered that the youths blocked the highway with stones, used tyres among other sophistications. They vowed not to open the road nor return to their houses until the government took action to protect their communities from incessant bandit attacks.
The development it was gathered prevented many commuters from making use of the highway in the morning.
The protesters were also said to be chanting songs depicting their displeasure with the insecurity in their communities.