Suspected bandits on Sunday opened fire on motorists along Rigachikun-Afaka road in Kaduna and abducted a yet to be confirmed number of people, including an operative of the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
Daily Trust gathered that the DSS operative, who is with the headquarters in Abuja, was returning from the training school in Kaduna when the incident occurred.
A security source told our correspondent that she could not confirm if the operative was abducted with his four-year-old son as speculated but said traces of blood were found in his vehicle.
“I’m not sure he was the target of the attack.
“I think he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I cannot confirm the rumour that his family has been contacted for ransom but all we know is that his vehicle and other cars were shot at and there was blood in his car,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, when contacted said it had no report of the incident.