Sporadic gunshots as bandits abduct many on Abuja-Kaduna expressway

Bandits have abducted many travellers on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Wednesday, June 12.

According to eyewitnesses, the bandits opened fire on an 18-seater commercial bus at Bishini area near Katari in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.

A resident of Katari, Saleh Ibrahim, said the incident around 9pm when the bandits came out from the bush at a sharp bend and opened fire at the bus conveying passengers from Abuja to Kaduna.

Ibrahim disclosed that the bandits shot and deflated the tyres of the bus which forced the bus to veer off the highway into the bush, before they led all the passengers on board into the forest.

He further said that passengers from two other vehicles were also whisked away by the bandits.

“The annoying part of it is that the scene where the incident happened from Bishini Junction to where soldiers mounted their road block is about one kilometer,” Ibrahim said.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Hassan Mansur, not available for comments.

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  1. May God punishment lies and carriers of fake news. Looking at the photo reveal no bus, bright light depicts daylight and not 9pm as stated. Also the vegetation shows dry season as against the present spring time. Government Security Forces at Katari denounced the story. That fake reporter Goodness Adaoyiche should be investigated. She is a merchant of doom.

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