About 37 Commuters were allegedly kidnapped by armed gunmen on the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening. Credible security sources told Vanguard that the incidence occurred at about 9pm at Garin Gosa village on the highway.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the Kaduna State Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the kidnap incidence but denied the number of victims involved. The police spokesman said a Toyota hilux van was recovered with a bank cheque and a lady’s shoes at a village Gidan Busa, about 40 kilometres from Kaduna the State capital. According to him, “we recorded a case this morning. A Toyota hilux van was recovered at Gidan Busa along Abuja road. We saw a bank cheque on driver’s side and a lady’s shoes. “We are yet to ascertain the number of occupant of the vehicle at this time.
But, we have our men already working on this with the support of the IGP’s anti – kidnapping squad” he said. Multiple security sources said from the intelligence pieced together, “the number of people involved is in the region of 37”.
No contact has been made by the kidnappers as at the time of this report.