Students of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU) were among some seven people reported to have been abducted along Kaduna-Abuja expressway in Kaduna.
Jibrin Adamu a commercial driver plying the expressway, who escaped the attack, told Daily Trust that the gunmen blockaded a spot around Olam farm Monday 5:30pm where they killed three persons and kidnapped dozens others, saying, “The gunmen blocked the expressway and opened fire to vehicles passing by. They kidnapped dozens of people during the operations and took them into the bush.”
“I saw three dead bodies littered on the road and six vehicles of the victims parked by the roadside with all their doors open. They later left the operation area after about 30 minutes when a team of the military chased them away.”
A private driver who also witnessed the attack, Danladi Sani, said, he narrowly escaped the bandits attack at Olam because his car was behind one of the vehicles damaged by their gunshots as they shot sporadically on vehicles that ran into their blockade.
Danladi said they had to turn back and run to a military checkpoint for safety. He added that the vehicles of the people kidnapped including a trailer were left at the area of the attack with their doors open and belonging spread on the road.
“I counted three dead bodies when the road was open at the exact place of the attack.” When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna state Police Command DSP Yakubu Sabo, asked for time to verify from the DPO in charge of the area.