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BREAKING: Bandits blocked Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, Kill 3, Kidnap Dozens
Armed bandits suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen reportedly have killed three persons and kidnapped dozens of people along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway in Kaduna during Tuesday attack
Mr. Jibrin Adamu, a commercial driver plying the expressway, who escaped the attack said that the the yet to be identified gunmen blocked a spot around Olam farm Monday 5:30 PM where they killed three persons and kidnapped dozens others, Daily Trust reports.
Adamu said: “The gunmen blocked the expressway and opened fire to vehicles passing by. They kidnapped dozens of people during the operations and took them into the bush.”
“I saw three death bodies littered on the road and six vehicles of the victims parked on the roadside with all their doors open. They later left the operation area after about 30 minutes when a team of the military chased them away.
“I was among the drivers that narrowly escape the attack while driving with my passengers from Abuja to Kaduna,” he added.
Another victim, Danladi Sani, who survived the attack narrated his part of ordeal with the Bandits.
Daniel, who is private driver narrated as this: “I narrowly escapeed the bandits attack at Olam because my car was behind one of the vehicles damaged by their gunshots as they shot sporadically to vehicles that ran into their blockade. We turned back and run to a military checkpoint for safety.”
Daniel further revealed that the vehicles of the people kidnapped including a trailer (truck) were left at the scene where the attack occurred even with their doors open.
“I counted three death bodies when the road was open at the exact place of the attack.”
According to Daily Trust, the spokesman of the Kaduna state Police Command DSP Yakubu Sabo, requested for time to verify from the DPO in charge of the area but did not do so at press time.