Bandits Return To Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Attack Vehicles, Abduct Travellers

Gun-wielding bandits, suspected to be kidnappers, returned to the Abuja-Kaduna highway to abduct dozens of travellers on Monday.

Recall that SaharaReporters had reported that the daredevil assailants had Sunday abducted unspecified number of passengers and killed a popular Zamfara politician, Sagir Hamidu.

Daily Nigerian reliably gathered that the kidnappers returned to the highway at about 4:30pm on Monday, and shot live bullets at motorists.

Sources said the incident occurred less than five kilometers away from the point the gunmen operated on Sunday.

A witness, Lawan Sani who plied the road immediately after the incident said he saw at least four abandoned vehicles with shattered windshields and flat tyres.

“There was serious commotion and panic around the area. Soldiers arrived at the scene almost immediately but the bandits briskly finished the operation within minutes and disappeared into the bush with many people.

“I saw an 18-seater bus belonging to Zamfara Mass Transit, a Toyota Yaris, a Volkswagen Golf and one other vehicle I could not remember the model. The vehicles were raided with bullets and without their occupants,” Mr Lawan added.

Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.


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