At least 25 persons were reportedly abducted along the Birnin Gwari-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 and reportedly 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.”
Last week, 44 passengers travelling in five vehicles were also abducted in similar circumstance.