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Terrorists kill nine commuters, abduct over 20 others in Kaduna

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Gunmen have shot dead nine commuters and abducted 28 other persons along the Kaduna-Kachia Highway.

The attack took place on Tuesday morning, just a few days after eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were abducted along the same route.

A resident, Tanko Makeri, who spoke to Peoples Gazette said the bandits blocked the highway’s two lanes and shot at travellers.

“They attacked those coming from Kaduna and people heading to Kachia. Nine people were killed on the spot why some sustained gunshot wounds. The bandits kidnapped over 20 people,” Mr Makeri said.

A Facebook user, Daniel Jacob, claimed that the gunmen whisked away 28 persons after the attack.

“Kidnappers killed 9 People Along Kaduna-Kachia Road Just This Early Morning (500Metres To Kasuwan Magani) And Abducted 28 Persons, I am At The Scene On My Way To Jos Now,” Mr Jacob wrote.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, said that he was not aware of the attack.

Meanwhile, five of the 39 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna have been “rescued ” by the military.

Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, revealed this in a statement on Monday.

The students were abducted on Thursday, March 11, 2021, when bandits in their large numbers invaded their school located opposite the Nigerian Defence Academy along the Kaduna International Airport road.

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