There was unrest in Katsina State metropolis on Thursday when some angry residents took to the street, throwing stones immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the newly constructed underpass bridge along Kofar Kaura Road.
President Buhari is on a two-day visit to his home state to commission some projects executed by the state government.
Reports say the protest took place shortly after he commissioned the Kofar Kaura Overhead Bridge project in Katsina metropolis.
It was gathered that the unidentified youths began to make bonfires on the newly constructed road, stoning security operatives and branded APC vehicles as well as burning tires and chanting “ Bamuyi, Bamuyi ” in Hausa language, meaning ‘ we are not in interested’.
The uproar which lasted for over 30 minutes was eventually brought under control by Police operatives who reportedly dispersed the protesters with tear gas.
When normalcy returned to the area, the President moved on to commission other projects in the State.
Commenting on the report, SP Gambo Isah, spokesperson, Katsina Police Command said there was no protest at all neither was Mr President booed as reported by some media houses.
However, he said police operatives arrested some hoodlums creating unrest around Sabuwar Unguwa, a notorious area, for Indian hemp and drug dealers in the state.