Terrorists Kill Former FCTA Director Of Protocol, Kidnap Many Along Abuja-Kaduna Highway
The terrorists attempted to stop the motorists on the notorious Rijana part of the Abuja-Kaduna highway, but as some of them tried to flee, they sporadically shot at their vehicles.
Terrorists opened fire on motorists passing along the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Sunday evening, Nov. 21, killing at least two people and abducting many others.
As confirmed by his family, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, a business tycoon and former governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, was among the people shot dead as they tried to escape.
The terrorists attempted to stop the motorists along the notorious Rijana part of the Abuja-Kaduna highway, but as some of them tried to escape, they sporadically shot at their vehicles.
HumAngle understands that the attack took place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. WAT on Sunday, when many were returning to Abuja after the weekend’s sojourn.
Pictures and footage circulating on social media have shown some of the cars that were shot at, whose remaining passengers were pushed into the forest by the kidnappers.
There is no official statement from the police on the incident as of the time of filing this report.
The Abuja-Kaduna Highway is among the busiest roads in northern Nigeria and has been under terrorist attacks for years. Many people have been kidnapped, and others killed along the road.
As the holiday season approaches, thousands of people earning a living in Abuja and other southern Nigerian states are expected to take the dangerous road to other parts of northwest Nigeria, putting their lives in danger.
Support Our Journalism
There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.
To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.
Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.Donate Here