Last weekend was horrific when suspected terrorists killed a motorcyclist in Kaduna and also kidnapped many travellers on the Birnin-Gwari/ Funtua road. This heartbreaking incident occurred in the Kurgi community which is the Western area of Birnin-Gwari LGA, Kaduna State. The popular media outlet PUNCHNG revealed in its report that the terrorists kidnapped “scores” of travellers along the Funtua road in Birnin-Gwari.
A motorcyclist was recently killed by terrorists in Kaduna State while many travellers were also abducted
Press reports claim that the suspected terrorists actually blocked the Funtua road and this caused more than 30 vehicles to be trapped. So many loads belonging to passengers were allegedly carted away by the suspected terrorists. Similarly, reports revealed that some of the “captive” drivers were forced to pay ₦300,000 to ₦1million before the terrorists released their vehicles back to them. This information was made known last Sunday by Ishaq Kasai, the Chairman of Birnin-Gwari Emirate progressives Union.
According to the press information, the terrorists that kidnapped passengers in Kaduna State carried out their attack on two different days. The first attack was launched on September 15 while the second was recorded on September 16. Both of the deadly attacks were targeted and executed at Kurgin Gabas community in Birnin-Gwari LGA, Kaduna State. The attack last Friday involved an alleged murder of one Bala Balansi whose Bajaj motorcycle was stolen by the armed bandits. It was reported that the suspected terrorists returned back into their forest hideout after executing the deadly attacks and kidnappings. Meanwhile, press reports claim that the bandits are yet to release scores of travellers in their custody. Also, a number of vehicles including trucks are still trapped by the bandits till now. It is not clear yet whether the government would come to the aid of people affected by these incessant terrorist attacks.