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BREAKING: Gunmen attack travellers, kill 1, kidnap 20 in Nasarawa


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Gunmen have attacked travellers along mungi sharp Conner Buga Gwari, Gadabuke area of Toto Local Governmenr Area of Nasarawa Satte, killing a former education secretary of Nasarawa local government area, Malami Salihu.

According to a report by The Nation, the gunmen abducted 20 travellers during the incident which took place Tuesday afternoon.

It was gathered that the 20 kidnapped victims were traveling in three vehicles and were intercepted by the gunmen who match them into the bush.

The late Salihu was among those kidnapped but his lifeless body was later found in the bush near the road.

The secretary of Gadabuke emirate council, Abdullahi Baba who confirmed the incident said the gunmen in their numbers came out from bush and attacked the vehicles plying the road and match the passengers into the bush to an unknown destination.

He said “the former education secretary was also traveling alongside his friend in a private vehicle were also taken away with others but his dead body was later found in a nearby bush,” he said.

He said the kidnappers have not made any contact to any of the relatives of the victims.

Details later…

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