#ENDINSECURITYNOW: Protest Disrupted by Hoodlums in Kano
Suspected hoodlums on Thursday descended on the ‘End Insecurity Now’ protesters in Kano, causing gave injuries to many.
The protest, which was organized by the Coalition of Northern Groups and scheduled to take place simultaneously across all northern states of Nigeria on Thursday, was abruptly halted in Kano, as unknown hoodlums intercepted the protesters along BUK Road and forcefully dispersed them with machetes, cutlasses and knives.
One of the leaders of the protest, Muhammad Bello, said the intruders “came upon us as we were marching peacefully along BUK Road near a place called Kofar Famfo. They injured close to 40 of our protesters. It was unfortunate.”
Another protester told Nigerian Sketch that the Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force were informed of the march prior to time, saying men of the Force seem to disappear when the procession was attacked but resurfaced afterwards.
Daily Trust newspaper also quoted one of the protesters, a certain Dr Mohammed Ibrahim, as saying “We were marching peacefully when thugs and hoodlums invaded the protest, injuring up to 30 people, tearing our banners.”
Leaders of the protest said they will not relent pledging to continue until their demands were met.
The #EndInsecurityNow protest was said to be targeted at the continuous spate incidences of insecurity, including Boko Haram, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, rapes, and killings in the North.
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