Suspected kidnappers hijack 18-seater bus along Abuja-Lokoja road

Suspected kidnappers hijack 18-seater bus along Abuja-Lokoja road

- Suspected kidnappers dressed in military uniforms abduct travellers along Abuja-Lokoja road

- An eye witness identified Ibrahim discloses that a driver of a vehicle along the road was shot dead by the gunmen who suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on moving cars

- Ibrahim says he was fortunate to have escaped the incident which occurred on around 6.12pm on Monday evening, November 25

Some passengers traveling returning from Abuja have been abducted long the Abuja-Lokoja road by suspected kidnappers dressed in military uniforms.

Daily Trust reports that a driver of a vehicle along the road was also shot dead by the gunmen who suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on moving cars.

An eye witness identified Ibrahim said he was fortunate to have escaped the incident which occurred on around 6.12pm on Monday evening, November 25.

Ibrahim disclosed that he was on his way driving from Abaji and heading to Kwaita market when the gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush in and opened fire on vehicles driving along the road.

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He said the gunmen deflated the tyres of an 18-seater commercial with bullets before ordering the passengers on board into the bush.

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He stated that the gunmen shot dead a driver of an unmarked Toyota Highlander jeep coming from Lokoja who attempted to escape on sighting them.

In reaction to the reported incident, the spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, said the command was yet to get details of the incident as she assured that the command will investigate the incident.

In another news report, as the spate of kidnapping in the country continues unabated, a senior police officer has been reportedly been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Ahijo Mujeli, the kidnap victim, according to Premium Times, is the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Mubi North local government area in Adamawa state.

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Mujeli was kidnapped on Tuesday, November 19, on his way from Yola, the capital of the state, according to residents who are aware of the incident.

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