Security operatives confirm one killed, scores kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Written by on November 23, 2021

Kaduna State Government and the security forces have confirmed bandits killed one person and abducted an unspecified number on Kaduna-Abuja highway Sunday evening.

The security forces led by the Kaduna Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Police, Mudasiru Abdullahi and Garrison Commander 1 Division Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Uriah Opuene, who led a patrol of the highway on Monday, said 11 victims were rescued during the kidnap attack.

Addressing journalists at the scene of the attack at Kurmi Jema’a, Police Commissioner Mudassiru Abdullahi ordered the immediate deployment of four armoured personnel vehicles and more troops to the highway.

He also assured motorists plying the road of their safety, saying that the recent attack was an isolated incident.

The Internal Security and Home Affairs, Commissioner, Samuel Aruwan described the incident as disturbing and assured that, the government has deployed four additional Armoured Personnel  Carrier (APC) as a measure taken to boost security along the highway.

‎On the shutdown of telecommunication services, Aruwan said it is not a deliberate policy to hurt the people but an action taken to enhance security in the State.

Bandits on Sunday attacked several motorists on the highway, and killed a former governorship aspirant in Zamfara, Alh Sagir Hamidu before kidnapping an unspecified number of people during the operation.

Seun Fakorede

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