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Kidnappers hit Abuja/Kaduna Road day before Sallah

Kidnappers on Thursday returned to Abuja-Kaduna expressways, allegedly abducting an unspecified number of travelers.
Witnesses said that the attack occurred near Katari village a few minutes to 9am.
Mohammed Lawan, who escaped the attack, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the kidnappers attacked travelers heading to Kaduna around 8:50 am.
“We were not more than 250 meters to the point when we took a detour after sighting them. I sighted a Honda CRV 98 Model with its doors wide open and without anybody in it, an indication that they abducted the occupants.
“We then heard several gunshots when a helicopter in camouflage livery hovered around the area,” Mr Lawan said.
In the past five years kidnappers have regularly kidnapped travelers on Abuja/Kaduna Highway for ransom. It was so bad that Governor of Kaduna State one time ran into them kidnapping travelers one time with his entourage.
Most of the kidnappers arrested have been Fulani bandits.

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