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Bandits block Abuja-Kaduna expressway, kidnap several travellers


Again, suspected bandits on Tuesday, reportedly blocked Abuja-Kaduna road and kidnapped several travellers.

Speaking to newsmen, one of the travellers , Alhaji Ibrahim Musa said that he narrowly escaped being kidnapped.

He claimed the operation lasted for more than an hour, adding that they were approaching Kurmin Kare, close to Katari, when suddenly, he started hearing gunshots.

“I was going to Abuja to visit a friend who promised to give me a contract. Between Kurmin Kare, I started hearing gunshots, but didn’t know the direction. I then summoned courage to move, but this time, I was driving slowly to get the direction of the gunshots.

“After a bend, close to Katari, I saw so many vehicles parked, I reversed until I escaped,” he said.

He said while he was returning to Kaduna, he saw a convoy of security personnel, but that the bandits had left with the victims into the bush.

Kaduna State Police Command, through the Police Public Relations Office, ASP Mohammed Jalige is yet to speak on the matter.