Bandits Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, ‘Kill Scores, Kidnap 30’

Bandits have besieged the Katari area along Abuja-Kaduna highway, shooting scores and abducted about 30 commuters, HumAngle is reporting

The attack came barely two months after bandits derailed a Kaduna-bound train, killing and kidnapping many — some of which are still in captivity.

WikkiTimes gathered that the attack which took place around 4:30 PM on Tuesday, had left many injured, including children.

READ: Just In: Terrorists Bomb Kaduna-Abuja Train With 970 Passengers

The victims were said to be spotted writhing by the roadside while cars were parked on the highway.

A Zamfara State Transport Authority 18 seater bus, one Peugeot 406, two Toyota Corolla, a Golf, and several other vehicles were attacked by the terrorists.

Sources said the terrorists had left before the arrival of counter forces. 

READ: Kaduna Councilor Caught Delivering Weapons To Bandits

Early in April, Baba Alkali Usman, the Inspector-General of Police,  allayed Nigerians’ fear that the Kaduna-Abuja highway “is now safe for the public.”

According to him, The Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces (SF), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS), as well as Airwing operatives in charge of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed to the road. 


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