There have been reports that on Wednesday evening, terrorists killed a commercial driver, who was identified as Bello, and abducted two travelers, Babangida Kachile, 56, and Hallimat Shuaibu 50, during an attack along the Katsina/Jibia highway in Katsina state.
It was learned that the incident occurred at a portion of the highway around 5 pm while the victims were plying the highway to connect their destinations before they ran into the siege the terrorists laid at Kadobe Village.
The terrorists reportedly chased after the duo, apprehended them, and moved them to an undisclosed location.
The commercial bus driver was said to have been shot and killed on the spot by the terrorists while Kachile and Shuaibu reportedly abandoned their vehicle and escaped into the bush before the terrorists swopped on them.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident, said a driver was killed, adding that two travelers were abducted by the kidnappers.
He said, “Yes, it is true. The terrorists were two in number and were firing shots indiscriminately. The two vehicles ran into them on the highway.
“The commercial driver was not that lucky as he was shot and killed by the terrorists. The two occupants of the private car abandoned their car and escaped into a nearby bush.
“Security operatives who arrived at the scene rescued other passengers who were inside the commercial bus but had escaped into the bush. They came out when they saw the security operatives and they escorted them away from the scene.”