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Kaduna govt confirms attack on travelers on Abuja-Kaduna road by bandits

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The Kaduna State Authorities has confirmed that travellers have been attacked by bandits on the Abuja-Kaduna freeway on Friday.

DAILY POST had reported that former Senator Shehu Sani, raised alarm over the kidnapping of individuals alongside the Kaduna-Abuja street.

The previous lawmaker who took to his Twitter account on Friday night to boost the alarm stated the bandits blocked the expressway.

He stated many individuals have been making a quick U-turn within the face of the gunshots.

Confirming the event, Kaduna State Commissioner of Inside Safety and Residence Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a press release on Saturday stated the variety of individuals kidnapped by bandits through the assault is but to be confirmed.

He revealed that “safety brokers responded swiftly to misery calls and checked their operation”, including that they are going to publicly disclose the variety of individuals kidnapped as quickly as safety companies revert.

“At round 3:30pm, the Safety Operations Room began receiving misery calls of a blockage round Kurmin Kare space of Kaduna-Abuja Highway and instantly, troops and the police operatives swiftly moved to the overall space, noticed motorists stranded on each lanes, and subsequently cleared the street.

‘‘The personnel after clearing the collected visitors noticed one Honda automobile with Reg. No. RBC 864BL recovered with damaged rear windscreen and one other automobile discovered empty with some baggage. From preliminary findings, the occupant or occupants might have been unaccounted for.

“Moreover, moreover the Honda automobile, the next 5 residents hidden within the forest appeared with their driver who confirmed they have been full having escaped within the commotion.

“As of this second (9:40pm), the standing of the occupant(s) of the Honda can’t be substantiated, and the veracity of the report that scores have been kidnapped can’t be confirmed. The general public will likely be briefed as quickly because the Authorities of Kaduna State receives operational suggestions,” the assertion stated.

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