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General News of Wednesday, 18 May 2022


Terrorists abduct 30 passengers along Abuja-Kaduna highway

Illustrative image of unknown gunmen Illustrative image of unknown gunmen

At least, 30 passengers have been abducted by terrorists along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, SaharaReporters learnt.

An unspecified number of persons are said to have also been shot during the attack.

The attack came barely two months after bandits derailed a Kaduna-bound train, killing scores and kidnapping several persons including pregnant women, some of whom are still in captivity.

The attack reportedly happened around 4:30 pm on Tuesday May 17, leaving many injured, including women and children.

"The victims were writhing in pain by the roadside while cars were parked on the highway," a source said.

Passengers of a Zamfara State Transport Authority 18-seater bus, one Peugeot 406, two Toyota Corolla, a Golf car, and several other vehicles were attacked by the terrorists.

The terrorists had left the scene before the arrival of security operatives, a source informed.

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