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Terrorists Attack Travellers in Northwest Nigeria, Kill And Abduct Many

According to an eyewitness, the terrorists killed an unspecified number of people and kidnapped a large number of others along Kaduna-Zaria road.

A yet to be ascertained  number of persons were killed and others abducted by terrorists who attacked travellers on Kaduna-Zaria  highway, Northwest Nigeria, on Monday evening, Dec. 13

According to a Daily Nigerian report, the attackers stormed the Kofar Gayan on the outskirt of Zaria town around 8:00 p.m. and began shooting sporadically. 

According to eyewitnesses who spoke to the online newspaper, the terrorists killed an unspecified number of people and kidnapped a large number of others. 

“They kidnapped many travelers, some fled, while others were shot at. It will be difficult to determine the number of those killed or abducted,” the witness said. 

Sani Dogara, whose picture circulated on Facebook after he was killed, was among those confirmed dead as a result of the attack.

Photo: Sani Dogara was confirmed dead after the attack.

A video circulating on social media shows some military personnel responding to the attack. 

The attack came as northern activists continued to demonstrate against the region’s widespread insecurity. 

On Monday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to discuss how to respond to the situation.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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