Bandits block Sokoto-Gusau road, Kidnap passengers of three SSTA buses


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Bandits have on Sunday blocked the Sokoto-Gusau road, kidnapped the passengers of three buses belonging to the Sokoto State Transport Authority (SSTA).

A  motorist, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf who narrowly escaped the abduction told The Punch that, the bandits blocked the road  near Dogon Karfe around three o’clock in the evening where they kidnapped all the passengers in the three buses.

“They (bandits( suddenly came out of their hiding place and started shooting in the air, thereby forcing the vehicles to stop”.

“They abducted all the passengers in the three vehicles belonging to Sokoto State Transport Authority including the drivers”.

Yusuf further explained that, when the bandits disappeared, the other motorists including himself drove as fast as they could thinking that the bandits might return to kidnap them.

“Immediately they (bandits left the place, we all drove our vehicles very fast because we thought that they would come back and pick some of us”.

He called on the authorities to provide adequate security to Sokoto-Gusau road as according to him, the bandits are abducting people along the road on daily basis.

“The bandits have been abducting people daily on this road. I am appealing to the appropriate authorities to please do something very urgent to arrest the situation”.

Efforts to speak to the spokesperson of Zamfara state police command SP Mohammed Shehu failed as he could not be reached on phone.

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