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Bandits Attack Another Convoy On Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway, Gun Down Travellers

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For the second time in 24 hours, bandits have attacked a convoy conveying travellers along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway in Kaduna State.

Six persons are believed to have been killed in the attack while many travellers were abducted

The incident happened at Unguwar Geda, few metres from Zankoro, a dreaded location along the highway, around 3pm, on Thursday.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said his younger brother is among those who were abducted.

Another resident of Udawa, Mohammad Umaru, confirmed that his younger brother was also killed.

“It’s terrible; they killed my brother; we just received his copse and we are preparing to bury him,” he said.

According to Daily Trust , the bandits broke the chain of vehicles escorted by security and vigilante during the operation.

No official comment from the state government and Police Command as calls to the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed were unanswered.

The police had earlier said over 40 of the passengers who were abducted on Wednesday had been rescued.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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