Suspected bandits on Sunday opened fire on motorist along Rigachikun -Afaka road in Kaduna and abducted 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 is said to be a staff of DSS headquarters, Abuja and was returning from the DSS Training School in Kaduna when the incident occurred.
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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 was discovered 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 rumours that his family have 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.
She said similar incidents often occur along Birnin-Gwari and Kaduna-Abuja highway where gunmen suddenly appear from the bush to open fire on moving vehicles.
However, the Kaduna State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige when contacted said the command had no report of the incident.
The incident comes a day after armed men abducted DSS intelligence agent Abdullahi Bindawa from his residence in Katsina.
The took N8m in ransom and left him with a fractured leg and three gunshot wounds, a relative said, leading to his death.
He was buried on Monday.