About 25 persons have been abducted by some kidnappers along the Birnin Gwari to Funtua road in Kaduna state on Thursday May 31st.
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Birnin Gwari, Danladi Duyina, who confirmed the abduction, said the kidnappers struck between Kiryoyi and Maganda villages of Birnin Gwari local government area. He said they stopped vehicles carrying passengers and ordered the people into the bush.
“I am not in a position to say precisely the number of people abducted, but they are many.
May be 25 or more than that. I cannot not say, but all passengers in the vehicles were abducted. They stopped five vehicles, one of the driver who was driving a gulf car managed to escape. This is what we go through on the road and we are pleasing with the authorities to help us address this problem. People cannot go to farm and they cannot travel, this is too bad.”
This latest abduction is coming just a week after about 44 passengers travelling in five vehicles were abducted in similar circumstance along the same road.