Gunmen reportedly murder Army officer, policeman, others on Kaduna-Abuja road
Bandits struck again on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Sunday evening, killing and abducting scores of travellers.
The attack occurred near Gidan Busa village, located between Jere and Kateri, along the expressway that has witnessed several attacks in recent years.
One of the many travellers, who parked waiting for security operatives to clear the road, said the attack lasted for about an hour.
He narrated that an army officer and a policeman were among those killed by the gunmen.
“There is an army officer travelling with his orderly and daughter. The orderly escaped with gunshot but they killed the army officer and his daughter on the spot,” Haruna Isa, told Daily Nigerian.
“There is another person they killed after identifying that he was a policeman. Several other passengers were killed, while many were abducted.”
Witnesses said the security officers refused to engage the kidnappers on the premise that “they were waiting for reinforcement”.
Austin Iwar, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State, confirmed there was an attack.
“All I can say is that a shooting incident was just reported to us around Kateri area, and our men responded to it immediately.
“I am now awaiting the situation report to know the cause of the shooting incident and take appropriate measures,” he said.