Bandits Lock Down Kaduna-Zaria Road, Kidnap Travellers, Many Feared Dead

Many travellers were feared killed and scores kidnapped as terrorists and bandits opened fire on travellers along the busy Kaduna-Zaria Road in Kaduna State on Monday evening.

According to Daily Nigerian, the attack occurred at Kofar Gayan on the outskirt of Zaria.

It was learnt that the gunmen struck around 8pm, shooting sporadically at vehicles in order to immobilise them and abduct the passengers.

Witnesses noted that the attackers had taken many travellers into the bush before the arrival of security agents.

“They kidnapped many travellers, some fled, while others who were shot at. It will be difficult to determine the number of those killed or abducted,” said a witness.

Another witness said one Sani Dogara was shot dead by the terrorists.

The police are yet to speak on the incident.

The incident on Kaduna-Zaria Road happened a day after same bandits opened fire on travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, killing two passengers aboard a J5 bus.

The incident occurred between 10:30pm and 11:00pm on Sunday but there was no response from security operatives despite the proximity to a security check post.

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