Kaduna-Abuja Expressway
Kaduna-Abuja Expressway

The Kaduna-Abuja Expressway was blocked by Gunmen on Monday afternoon as many motorists abandoned their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted.

Concise News understands that many motorists and passengers are currently nowhere to be found as their belongings were carted away by the kidnappers.

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According to NAN Correspondent who narrowly escaped the attack reports that the incident happened a few kilometres to Katari village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna state at about 3.30pm.

Hundreds of motorists travelling from Kaduna to Abuja as well as those going the other way found themselves stranded for more than 40 minutes as both lanes of the expressway were blocked by cars hastily abandoned by their owners.

Commenting on the incident, owner of the popular Shagalinku Restaurant in Abuja, Alhaji Umar Shagalinku, lauded the prompt intervention of the security personnel.

He, however, called on relevant security authorities to use modern technology including helicopters to track kidnappers.

“I have been hearing about this robbery and kidnapping along Kaduna – Abuja road but today I witnessed – this is terrible and ungodly.

“I sincerely pray that authorities concerned will do something about these criminals so that motorists will feel safe while plying this important road,” he said.

NAN reliably gathered the same bandits operated on the same highway Sunday (April 28).