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Barely 2 Months After Train Attack, Terrorists Abduct 30 On Abuja-Kaduna Highway

Several vehicles were attacked on May 17 around Katari area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

Terrorists shot many and kidnapped over 30 commuters on the Abuja-Kaduna highway in the Katari area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

The attack which took place around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, affected many vehicles, a video obtained by HumAngle revealed.

Many commuters with gunshot wounds, including children, were seen by the side of the road while many cars remained parked. Their attackers appeared to have abandoned those they had injured.

An eyewitness, Muhammad Ibrahim, said a Zamfara State Transport Authority 18 seater bus, one Peugeot 406, two Toyota Corolla, a Golf, and several other vehicles were attacked by the terrorists.


Some passengers on the route said security forces arrived after the kidnappers had left but there was no evidence that the terrorists have been apprehended or that any persons were rescued.

On March 28, 2022, an Abuja-Kaduna bound train was attacked by terrorists who blasted the rail line, killed some passengers and abducted many who still remain in captivity at the time this report was filed.


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Nathaniel Bivan

Nathaniel Bivan is Regional Editor Northwest/Central and Head of Solutions Journalism Desk at HumAngle. He tweets @nathanielbivan

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