Bandits back on Kaduna-Abuja highway, kidnap 30

Dare-devil bandits have attacked travellers on the Abuja–Kaduna highway and kidnapped more thann 30 persons, witnesses and community leaders have said.

 The kidnapping happened at Dogon-Fili near Katari, along the Kaduna- Abuja highway in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

This is the first time in over ten months when the security along the Abuja–Kaduna road artery was breached. 

Investigations by our correspondent showed that the last reported incident on the road was on March 1, 2023 when 23 people were abducted. 

A former legislator, Senator Shehu Sani confirmed this latest attack on his X page, informing that two of his friends narrowly escaped being abducted by the bandits. 

He also said that the bandits blocked the road and operated for some time even though there were more security operatives on the road than there used to be in the past. 

Sani said: “Just when we felt safer, last night (Sunday) kidnappers returned to the Kaduna-Abuja Road. They blocked the road and abducted scores of persons around 9pm near Katari village. Two of my honourable friends from both the ruling and opposition parties had to run through the bush like Usain Bolt. But despite this incident, there is a stronger security presence along the route than it used to be in the past.” 

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