June 25, 2022

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Ansaru and Boko Haram terror groups have reportedly kidnapped dozens of travellers in Kaduna.

They were said to have waylaid convoy of vehicles with security escorts along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road and raze eight vehicles ablaze

An association, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance stated the Tuesday morning attack was the fourth in series. They alleged the terrorists had in the last four days laid siege of the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway, killing and kidnapping travellers.

Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige could not immediately confirm the incident when contacted.

He said: “I will contact the Area Commander in charge of the area and get back to you please”

In a statement confirming the Tuesday attack, Chairman of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari said, the incident happened between Kuriga and Manini near Udawa.

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