According to an ex-senator in Kaduna state and some other sources, bandits on Friday blocked the Abuja-Kaduna road and went on a kidnapping spree abducting several travellers.
According to the ex-senator, he said he received a distress call from a traveller, ”that bandits blocked the road between Jere and Katari at about 4 pm”.
“I have just got a call that bandits have blocked the Kaduna Abuja road, in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight. Scores of people were kidnapped while many have made a fast u-turn in the face of gunshots,” Mr Sani wrote on his Twitter page.
A traveller @jpjohnson61 corroborated senator Sanni’s claim when he said ”he was caught up in the whole thing”, replying the ex-senator saying that ”he has never been so scared like that”.
“I have never been this scared in my life. Situation is calm now. A joint military operation just cleared the road, we literally drove into them, GOD IS GREAT,” he wrote. Also in a report monitored on PREMIUM TIMES, a car driver who plies the road every day told PT reporter that ”he saw many cars turning back with their car headlights on, and many were parked at a distance for everything thing to calm”.
“Later we saw security operatives coming back towards us and we all joined other cars to continue our journey to Kaduna.
“When we got there, we were told by some people that the kidnappers have kidnapped scores of travellers before the operatives arrived the scene. Until we arrive at Kaduna this evening, everybody was scared.”
Efforts to get an update from the Kaduna police PRO, Mohammed Jalige, were not fruitful as his lines did not connect.
It would be recalled that for several months now, the Abuja-Kaduna road has been an haven for kidnappers with several people been abducted on a daily basis.