Two Killed, Many Abducted As Bandits Block Popular Abuja Road

By Olugbenga Ige

Terrorist bandits have killed two passengers and kidnapped many others during an operation on the Bwari-Jere road close to Bwari town in Abuja.

Naija News learned that the attack happened on Friday night after the gunmen blocked the busy road near Ganmi junction for an hour and carried out their nefarious activities.

It was gathered that the bandits regularly blocked the road to kidnap travellers without any challenge from the Nigeria Police Force or any of the security agencies.

Speaking with Daily Trust, one of the villagers, Isah John, disclosed that several vehicles coming from both Kaduna and Bwari axis ran into the blockage. He said two passengers were shot dead by the bandits and several others were kidnapped.

He said the bandits shot sporadically and in the process, their bullets hit the two passengers, who died immediately, adding that the gunmen operated for about an hour before leaving with the passengers they kidnapped.

Daily Trust reports that throughout the operation, gunshots were heard in villages like Ganmi, Garam, Idah and other neighbouring communities, which threw the people into panic.

A resident of Ganmi, who craved anonymity, said the bandits had earlier blocked the road at the same junction two weeks ago and kidnapped five people.

He said the victims paid huge ransom before they were freed, adding that, “After they were freed, the bandits came out again on Friday night to abduct many more people.”

A leader in one of the communities, pleaded with the military to intervene by combing the areas along the road from Bwari to Jere, adding that many villagers along the road no longer slept with their two eyes closed.

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