Boko Haram behind Abuja-Kaduna highway attacks — Intelligence sources reveal

The recent attacks on travellers along the beleaguered Abuja-Kaduna highway were carried out by Boko Haram, according to reliable sources. Recall that on Sunday, the terrorists abducted an unspecified number of passengers and killed a notable Zamfara politician along the expressway. The terrorists returned the following day, near the same spot and almost the same time, to open fire on travelers and abduct dozens more. However, a top intelligence source in Abuja, told newsmen, on condition of anonymity, that the recent attacks were carried out by Boko Haram terrorists, who…

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Again, kidnappers return to Abuja-Kaduna highway, abduct dozens

Daredevil kidnappers have returned to the Abuja-Kaduna highway yesterday, abducting dozens of travellers. Recall that the kidnappers had on Sunday abducted an unspecified number of passengers and killed a notable Zamfara politician, Sagir Hamidu. It was reliably gathered that the kidnappers returned to the highway yesterday, at about 4:30 p.m., and opened fire on motorists. Sources said the incident occurred less than five kilometres away from the point the assailants operated on Sunday. According to an eyewitness who plied the road immediately after the incident, Lawan Sani, disclosed that he…

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Travellers stranded as angry residents block Kaduna-Abuja highway over bandit attacks

Angry residents of Anguwar-Magaji, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, yesterday blocked the ever-busy Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest over the incessant  attacks on the community by marauding bandits. This caused thousands of travellers along the highway who were left stranded in the guagmire to lament the road blockade. However, members of the Anguwar-Magaji community said the protest was done to draw the attention of the government to constant attacks on the community by bandits. One of the community members said they could no longer tolerate the unprovoked attacks…

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Bandits block Kaduna Abuja road, scores kidnapped, Shehu Sani claims

Bandits yesterday blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway, in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight. A former Senator, Shehu Sani, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle yesterday, said some bandits blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road, shooting sporadically in the air and forced motorists to make a U-turn. The tweet said: “I have just got a call that Bandits have blocked the Kaduna Abuja road, in between Jere and Katari village in this broad daylight. Scores of people were kidnapped while many have made a fast u-turn in the face…

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Workers strike: IGP assures safety on Kaduna-Abuja expressway 

…Deploys additional Police operatives, operational assets The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of additional Police operatives and crime prevention assets to ensure public safety and strengthen security along the Kaduna – Abuja expressway.  The IGP gave the directive as a proactive measure to protect communities and travelers in anticipation of increased traffic on Kaduna – Abuja expressway following the disruption of other means of transportation by industrial action in Kaduna State.  The IGP noted that the deployment is designed to enhance police visibility,…

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Residents block Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest over kidnappings

Movement was halted on the ever-busy Kaduna-Abuja highway yesterday, as residents of Gonin-Gora suburb took to the street to protest rising cases of kidnapping in the area. Gonin Gora is in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. Recently, four people were reportedly abducted by bandits from their residences in Ungwan-Auta. The protesters, mostly women and youths gathered at the main highway around 10 am demanding an end to the incessant kidnapping in the community. They vowed to remain on the road until they are addressed by the State Governor…

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Insecurity: Nine bandits neutralised on Kaduna-Abuja highway – KDSG

Ø  Foil bandits’ attempt to move rustled cattle  Troops in Kaduna State said they have killed 9 armed bandits following a firefight that began on Monday night all through the early hours yesterday. The Kaduna State Government was informed of the development by the military securing the Kaduna-Abuja Road general area. The State’s Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,  yesterday stated that the troops acted on intelligence that the bandits were attempting to cross over from the eastern part of the Kaduna-Abuja road to the western part, with…

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