The Katsina state police command has confirmed the killing of a commercial driver by terrorists on Wednesday evening.
According to the report, a commercial driver, identified simply as Bello, and two travellers, Babangida Kachile, 56, and Halimat Shuaibu, 50, we’re abducted during the incident.
They were attacked in an ambush along the Katsina/Jibia highway in Katsina State.
It was gathered that the victims were plying the highway to connect their destinations before they ran into the blocking laid by the terrorists at Kadobe Village.
The incident which occurred at a fraction of the highway around 5pm, threw motorists into a panic.
Report revealed the kidnappers shot the driver dead, and in a bid to escape, Kachile and Shuaibu, ran into the nearby bush, abandoning their vehicle.
The terrorists reportedly chased after the two of them and apprehended them, before moving them to an undisclosed location.
The commercial bus driver was reportedly shot and killed on the spot by the terrorists. while Kachile and Shuaibu reportedly abandoned their vehicle and escaped into the bush before the terrorists swopped on them.
Also confirming the incident, the state public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah, said a driver was killed, adding that two travelers were abducted by the kidnappers.
In his statement, he said, “Yes, it is true. The terrorists were two in number and were firing shots indiscriminately. The two vehicles ran into them on the highway.
“The commercial driver was not that lucky as he was shot and killed by the terrorists. The two occupants of the private car abandoned their car and escaped into a nearby bush.
“Security operatives who arrived at the scene rescued other passengers who were inside the commercial bus but had escaped into the bush. They came out when they saw the security operatives, and they escorted them away from the scene.”