Three passengers kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, driver and another passenger killed by terrorists
Three passengers were kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway by gunmen suspected of being terrorists.
According to the Daily Nigerian, the incident occurred on Sunday, November 13, 2022, between the communities of Dikko and Jere, after the car transporting the victims broke down.
It was also reported that the gunmen struck and killed the driver while he was parked and waiting for a mechanic to come fix the faulty vehicle.
The terrorists then abducted the three passengers.
One of the victims identified as Sadiya Ahmed and her co-travelers were said to have hired a commercial driver for the trip from Abuja.
A family source who spoke to the publication on Monday November 14, said the bandits had contacted them, demanding N20million ransom.
According to the source, the bandits said the victims had been taken to a forest in Sarkin Pawa, Niger State.
“They had just passed through Dikko Junction before Jere when the car began to overheat, so they had to stop and get a mechanic. It was in the process of waiting for the mechanic that the bandits attacked them,” the source said.
“They killed the driver on the spot and took his corpse along with the kidnapped victims. They [bandits] called and told us that Hajia Sa’adiya and the other two persons have been taken to a forest in Sarkin Pawa. And they have demanded the payment of a N20million ransom before Wednesday,”
In a similar development, terrorists have killed one Elisha Sympathy Arziki, the Secretary of AYU.
According to Facebook user Dalman Victor Yusuf, the victim was killed at Gefe village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.