Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have killed a driver and kidnapped three passengers between Dikko and Jere communities along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
According to Daily Nigerian, the incident occurred on Sunday, November 13, 2022, after the car conveying the victims broke down.
It was also gathered that while parked and waiting for a mechanic to come fix the faulty vehicle, the gunmen struck and killed the driver on the spot and took the three passengers away.
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.
The source said 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,”