Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Terrorists kidnap 3 passengers along Kaduna-Abuja Highway 

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Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have kidnapped three passengers along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday at a location between Dikko and Jere communities after the car conveying the victims broke down.

It was also gathered that while parked and waiting for a mechanic to come fix the faulty vehicle, the gunmen struck and killed the driver on the spot.

The terrorists, thereafter, took the three passengers away.

One of the victims identified as Sadiya Ahmed and her co-travelers were said to have hired a commercial vehicle for the trip from Abuja.

A family source who spoke to the DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday, said the bandits had contacted them, demanding N20million ransom.

According to the family, the bandits said the victims had been taken to a forest in Sarkin Pawa, Niger State.

“They had just passed through Dikko Junction before Jere when the car began to overheat, so they had to stop and get a mechanic.

“It was in the process of waiting for the mechanic that the bandits attacked them. They killed the driver on the spot and took his corpse along with the kidnapped victims.

“They [bandits] called and told us that Hajia Sa’adiya and the other two persons have been taken to a forest in Sarkin Pawa.

“And they have demanded the payment of a N20million ransom before Wednesday,” a family source told DAILY NIGERIAN.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, promised to make an inquiry from the Divisional Police Officer of the area and revert to our correspondent.

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