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Many feared killed, dozens kidnapped as terrorists open fire on travellers along Kaduna-Zaria road

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Many travellers are feared killed and scores kidnapped as bandit terrorists opened fire on travellers along the busy Kaduna-Zaria Road on Monday evening.

The attack occurred at Kofar Gayan on the outskirts of Zaria.

The terrorists struck around 8pm, shooting sporadically at vehicles in order to immobilize them and abduct the passengers.

Witnesses told DAILY NIGERIAN 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.

Sani Dogara was shot dead by the kidnappers
Sani Dogara was shot dead by the kidnappers

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

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Police are yet to speak on the incident.

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