Suspected Hoodlums on Thursday unleashed terror on #EndInsecurityNow protest staged by Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) in Kano State, leaving many with machetes cut injuries.
The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) led by Abdullazeez Suleiman on Wednesday in Kaduna announced the decision of the groups to embark on mass peaceful protest across the 19 Northern states beginning Thursday.
The decision, the spokesperson of the group revealed, was to express displeasure on the wave of insecurity in Northern Nigeria among other critical social and developmental challenges bedeviling the region, thereby calling the present administration to urgently mitigate.
However, the rally that started peaceful at the Kofar Kabuga area of metropolis turned violence when some suspected hoodlums suddenly invaded the circle with dangerous weapons.
Prior to the sudden obstruction by alledged thugs, the #EndInsecurityNow protesters filed out in their numbers with placards caring inscription like “End Boko Haram now, Stop Kidnappings, No to Rape, Stop killings in the North, the North is bleeding and No security no education no education no security.”
However, confusion ensued when another group of people carrying weapons intercepted the smooth protest, chanting “we don’t want, we don’t want” while inflicting their weapons on the defenseless youths. It took the intervention of security operatives attached to the rally to later overwhelming the hoodlums and chased them away.
Narrating the hurdle, leader of the protesters, Aminu Sparow expressed dismay on the attack despite the presence of security operatives attached to the rally. Although, Aminu revealed the group has no evidence to prove the attack was orchestrated by anyone, he wonders how the hoodlums penetrated the rally despite prior official notice to heads of security outfits in Kano.