Bandits attack vehicles being led by a police escort, abduct many passengers

Some travellers have been feared abducted following an attack by bandits at Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway around 11am on Wednesday December 23. 

A community leader, Muhammadu Umaru who told Daily Trust that four of his neighbours were abducted, further revealed that the vehicles that were attacked are about 20 and were led by a police escort.

Most of the victims are said to be traders who were on their way to Kano. Umaru said; 

“We have about 70 of our traders from Udawa town alone and there are others from neighbouring towns in the convoy that was attacked between Udawa and Buruku along the highway.

“My neighbours were involved because we called their phones and a bandit picked the call.”

It was also gathered that some of the traders that ran into the bush called their relations to inform them of the situation.

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