Bandits kill driver, abduct two on Abuja-Kaduna highway

Bandits have shot dead a driver, simply identified as Danladi Jobe, and abducted two others along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

A resident of Jere, Yahuza Alhassan, told the Daily Trust on Monday that the incident happened around 9:33 pm on Sunday, April 28, at Dogon-Fili, a few kilometres away from Jere town.

He said the deceased was returning from a neighbouring village market where when the bandits suddenly emerged from the bush and opened on the car, killing the driver instantly.

Alhassan identified one of the victims whisked away as Shuaibu, a farmer, adding that the bandits took away about N1 million cash from him (Shuaibu)

“The bandits after killing the driver, now went after the man, who is a farmer and dispossessed him of N980,000 cash, before they now whisked him away alongside one other person from the car into the bush,” he said.

It was also gathered that a similar incident occurred last week when suspected bandits opened fire on a commuter Hiace bus near Gadan-Malam along the same highway and whisked travellers on board into the bush.