Birnin-Gwari: Again, Armed Men Kidnap 23 Travellers, Including Nursing Mother

Suspected armed bandits, operating in Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State have kidnapped 23 travellers including a nursing mother on Friday morning.

Speaking to PRNigeria, one of the commercial drivers,Mohamed Kebi who escaped the scene of the kidnapping said that five vehicles were intercepted during the abduction.

Kebi said: “At least five vehicles were intercepted by Kidnappers along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna road around 11.00am this morning Friday. At least 23  people were kidnapped, including a nursing mother and one other kid.

“The incident occurred at Kwanar-tsauni between Udawa and Labi.

“Though there is improved security along Funtua route which many commercial vehicles ply, we want the government to also provide maximum security to other routes that are haven of Kidnappers,” he concluded.

Efforts to speak with the Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman Abdullahi Muktar proved abortive as his phone was not attended to.

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