Gunmen on Wednesday killed one traveler and abducted several others near Rijana town along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
A resident of Rijana, Ahmed Iliyasu, told Daily Trust that the incident occurred around 8:00am at Gadar Malam Mamman, a few kilometers to Rijana community.
He said the gunmen blocked the road before carrying out the operation. He said one traveler was shot dead and others abducted.
One of the escapees, Arch. Mudassur Ladan, said he was driving to Abuja when the assailants appeared from the bush and started shooting sporadically.
“Four assailants were shooting sporadically. I saw four vehicles parked by the roadside with their occupants lying flat on the ground.
“Two men came from behind and started shooting. I drove into the bush, but at a point, we had to abandon the car.
“We returned to the place later. The police were there and I saw one man dead, and others with bullet wounds,” he narrated.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, asked for time to verify the incident from the area command, but he could not do so at the time of filing this report.