Vehicular movement was halted on the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Monday following a protest by the residents of Gauraka community in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State.
The residents took to the streets to protest the incessant cases of kidnapping in the community by burning tyres on the highway.
They demanded that the State and Federal Governments boost security in the area and end the incessant attacks.
This comes after kidnappers stormed the area on Saturday and Sunday, kidnapping at least fifteen persons from the community and killing three others.
Residents lament that they have long lost sleep due to the activities of kidnappers who have continued to terrorise the community.
More than thirty people have been abducted from January till date in the Gauraka community which is about five kilometres away from Nigeria’s seat of power, Abuja.