Many Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Travelers Along Kaduna-Kachia Road

On Friday, an unspecified number of people were kidnapped along the Kaduna-Kachia road in Kaduna State after being ambushed by suspected bandits.

Three empty vehicles were retrieved from the area of the kidnapping, according to the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who verified the event to newsmen.

According to him, one person was found injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment, but the exact number of individuals kidnapped was unknown.

“We were alerted about the incident but on getting to the scene, our men discovered three empty vehicles with one injured person.

“However, the number of kidnapped persons is yet to be ascertained, but investigations have begun to trail the abductors and release the abductees,” he said.

NAN reports that an eyewitness who spoke in anonymity told newsmen that the unfortunate incident happened about 3:00pm at Makyalli area along Kaduna-Kachia road.

“I was plying the road when some people alerted me a few meters to the place of the incident.

“Luckily, I and some other commuters spent about 40 minutes on the highway before security operatives came and cleared the road,” the source said.

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