The three kidnapped ABU students. (Image credit: TheCable)

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped three students of the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

Concise News understands that the students are said to be in their final year at the university.

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The armed bandits also killed three persons and kidnapped dozens of people during the operation on Tuesday.

A commercial driver who escaped the attack, Jibrin Adamu, said the gunmen blocked a spot around Olam farm around 5:30 pm.

He added that the bandits later left the operation area after about 30 minutes when a team of the military chased them away.

Recall that in April, Mahmood Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and his daughter were kidnapped on the road.

Also on August 6, kidnappers killed a Kaduna Living Faith Church Pastor, Jeremiah Omolewa, along Kaduna-Abuja highway

It was learned that the late pastor was returning from Abuja with his wife and his son on Sunday evening when the kidnappers struck and seized them.

The kidnappers, however, demanding N20m ransom on the abducted wife.