BANDITS ABDUCT 30 COMMUTERS ALONG KADUNA-ZARIA HIGHWAY
Bandits have abducted not less than 30 commuters along the Kaduna-Zaria Expressway, Dumbin Rauga area in Zaria LGA of Kaduna State.
This is coming barely one month after bandits abducted not less than 20 commuters on the Giwa-Zaria expressway in the State.
Sources disclosed to Eons Intelligence that the attack occurred around 6.30pm on Monday December 13.
It was learnt that the assailants blocked the highway for several hours and also killed some persons who were commuting the route at that time. The number of casualties recorded cannot be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
There has been an upsurge in highway abductions in Kaduna State recently with the Kaduna-Abuja expressway an epicentre for several bandits attacks.
It should be recalled that on November 23, Eons Intelligence reported that bandits abducted an unspecified number of commuters on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
This was 48 hours after armed bandits attacked commuters around Rijana area of the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, killing Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, 2019 All Peoples' Congress (APC) Gubernatorial candidate in Zamfara State and former Director of Protocol, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It is pertinent to mention that the recent abduction on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway comes after the Kaduna State Government restored telecommunication services in some parts of the State.
Recall, on September 29, Eons Intelligence reported that the State Government suspended telecommunication services to tackle the menace of banditry and other related crimes in the State.
Kajuru, Chikun, Igabi, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Zaria, and Zango-Kataf were some of the Local Government Areas where telecommunication services were suspended in the State.
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