Bandits abduct 22 villagers on Abuja-Kaduna highway

Bandits stormed some residences in Anguwar Maji, Jere town, on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway, and abducted 22 residents.

The attack happened just 24 hours after the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, toured the roadway in the community that shares a border with Tafa-Sabon-Wuse in Niger State.

Shehu Bala, a resident of Anguwar Maji, told Daily Trust that the incident took place around 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Bala claimed that the bandits, who arrived in large numbers and brandished AK-47 guns, broke into some homes and abducted 22 people, including five women.

He said; 

“The bandits came in their large numbers as some of them wore army uniforms.

“They moved from house to house and woke their victims up before they marched them into the bush at gunpoint”

Bala further revealed that the bandits operated silently in the community for over an hour, and also shot sporadically to scare people from coming after them after leaving the community.

He also revealed that one of the kidnap victims escaped from his abductors while being led into the bush.

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