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Several Passengers Abducted in Kaduna as Terrorists Attack Motorists

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An unspecified number of persons have been reportedly abducted along the dreaded Birnin Gwari- Kaduna highway in Kaduna state by terrorists.

The development came exactly 65 days after passengers in the Abuja-Kaduna train were kidnapped.

In a statement in Kaduna, the Chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Nagwari, said eight vehicles were set ablaze by the terrorists during the attack.

Nagwari said the motorists were driving along the highway in a convoy with security escort when they were ambushed between Kuriga and Manini communities along the road.

The statement said in the last four days, terrorists had laid siege on motorists on the highway, abducting and killing people while others were wounded.

Nagwari lamented that it was unfortunate that the authorities were silent about the high rate of criminality along the highway, accusing the government of not showing concern about the deteriorating security on the road.

The statement said the security situation along the highway, “have reach a point of no return” and advised residents of residents of Birnin Gwari and other communities to stop traveling on the highway with immediate effect, till the security situation improves.

The statement said, “In the sad event today, eight vehicles were set ablaze by the terrorists, while unaccounted number of innocent motorists mostly women and children were taken to the bush by the terrorists for ransom.

“It is evidently, clear, that, unholy marriage of bandits and Ansaru (Boko Haram) has declared a total war on our people, yet the political will by the authorities to honour their oaths of office to protect lives and property of our citizens remains a mirage.

“While politicians are engaged on their mission to clinch power come 2023, none of the gladiators seeking for elections has any agenda of emancipating our people from the bondage of terrorists and miscreants.

“More so, none of these politicians deem it fit to visit Birnin-Gwari to either see delegates, but rather called delegates to Kaduna for consultations.”

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