Many people have been kidnapped as robbers barricade the route in Kaduna and set buses on fire.


Bandits ambushed travellers along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Road in Kaduna State, and many persons were feared kidnapped.

On Tuesday, May 31, the criminals blocked the route and set roughly eight vehicles on fire, according to Channels Television.

They later transported an unknown number of people, predominantly women and children, to an unknown location. It's unknown whether anyone was killed in the incident.

Ibrahim Nagwari, the chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, acknowledged the incident in a statement.

According to Nagwari, the bandits halted the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highway and intercepted a convoy of automobiles with security escorts between Kuriga and Manini, near Udawa, before fleeing into the jungle with an unknown number of persons.

The Chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, who expressed concern that armed men would form an alliance with the Ansaru terrorist group to declare war on the residents of Birnin-Gwari, advised residents of the area to avoid using the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Highway until the security situation improved.

He stated,

“We had always appreciated efforts of security personnel in their passion to curtail the security challenges bedevilling the Birnin-Gwari general area, but our people have reached a point of no return,” Nagwari said, noting that necessitated the “need for the people of Birnin-Gwari and communities along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Highway to halt with immediate effect travelling on this notorious highway until the security situation improves.

“This organisation hereby advises all our citizens to exercise maximum restraint and obey all rules of the land and seclude themselves in prayers for Allah’s intervention to deal with these terrorists and their collaborators within our communities.

“Equally, we pray for the safe return of our people, mostly women and children that were abducted.”


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