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Suspected bandits kill 4 travellers, kidnap others along Kaduna-Abuja highway
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Suspected bandits kill 4 travellers, kidnap others along Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Armed bandits have reportedly killed four
travellers while others were said to have
been abducted on Sunday, July 22, along
the Kaduna-Abuja highway.


The Kaduna state commissioner of police,
Austin Iwar, told Channels TV that the force
is on the trail of the bandits.

The attack by the armed bandits was said
to have occurred around 6pm near Gidan
Busa village, located between Jere and
Kateri communities, along the expressway.

An eyewitness said the bandits mounted a
road block on the highway and started
shooting when motorists returning from
Kaduna to Abuja in different vehicles
approached the road block.

Kidnapping long the highways in northern
Nigeria has become a source of concern to
security officials.

Sologet.com had reported a similar attack
along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway in
which 87 passengers were said to have
been kidnapped by armed bandits
operating in the area.

The bandits were said to have selected their
victims from their looks and dressing
before reportedly leading them into the
bush.

The kidnappings were confirmed by the
National Union of Road Transport Workers
(NURTW) in the area, which cautioned its
members from plying the route pending
deployment of troop and other security
agencies.

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