Bandits have attacked the entourage of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State and abducted two chieftains of the party.
It was gathered that the recent attack took place on Thursday night, at Tashar-Iche village, along the busy Kaduna-Kachia road, when party leaders and chieftains accompanied the APC gubernatorial candidate, Senator Uba Sani, to Kafanchan, in Kajuru LGA for a political engagement. According to a party stalwart, they were returning from Kafanchan, after interfacing with Christian leaders in the Southern senatorial district ahead of the 2023 general elections.
A survivor of the attack, Ahmed Maiyaki, while thanking God for their survival, said their vehicles were attacked by the bandits somewhere around Kajuru. He said, “They opened fire on our vehicles, and in the process, some sustained bullet wounds and they are currently receiving treatment at 44 military hospitals.
It was gathered that the APC House of Assembly candidate, Madaki, and the Vice-chairman of APC in Kajuru local government area, Reuben Waziri, were abducted by the terrorists However, it was learnt that the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the entourage, as it was said he travelled to Abuja from Kafanchan.
Speaking of the attack, a relative of one of the victims, Ben Maigari, said the bandits were yet to contact the family.
As at the time of filing the report, there was no statement from either the State’s Police Command or the State government over the incident.