Gunmen block Kaduna-Abuja highway, kidnap travellers

Posted by News Express | 29 May 2021 | 1,453 times

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Suspected gunmen have blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway and abducted travellers on Friday.

Details of the incident remained sketchy as of the time of filing this report but it was gathered that the incident happened around 4:00 pm.

It was gathered from local sources in the area that the gunmen attacked motorists closed to Kurmin Kare village along the highway to abduct their victims.

A resident, who wouldn’t want to be mentioned, told Daily Trust that a vehicle in which the travellers were in was abandoned by the roadside.

“We don’t know the number of people abducted but the vehicle is still there as we speak by the roadside close to Kurmin Kare village where the incident happened,” he said.

Similarly, Senator Shehu Sani tweeted on his handle about the incident along the highway on Friday.

His tweets: “I have just got a call that bandits have blocked the Kaduna- Abuja road, in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight.

“Scores of people were kidnapped while many have made a fast u-turn in the face of gunshots.”

When contacted, the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said they heard of an incident around the area but they have directed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area to visit the community to ascertain what actually happened.

According to him, the command is yet to receive the report from the DPO.

•Text (excluding headline) courtesy of Daily Trust.

PHOTO CAPTION: •Stranded travellers after an attack on Kaduna-Abuja highway

Source: News Express

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