Again, bandits on Tuesday blocked the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna highway for more than an hour where they abducted over 20 travellers.
Although the authorities were yet to issue a statement, a report on Tuesday night indicated that the hoodlums wielding dangerous weapons descended on the Kaduna axis of the highway where they shot sporadically and moved the passengers into the bush.
It was gathered that the bandits blocked the highway between Kurnmin Kare and Katari in the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted passengers from commercial and private vehicles.
The incident occurred just days after a youth corps member travelling on the highway was killed in a crossfire between bandits and security agents.
Sources from Katari told the media that the incident occurred around 4 pm, adding that the bandits had in the early hours of Tuesday invaded Katari town where they also abducted 16 people.
It was gathered that security agents had been deployed to the section of the road after the bandits escaped with several passengers.
Kaduna State Police Command, through the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige said he is yet to receive any confirmation from the commander in charge of the area.
The about 155km Kaduna-Abuja highway has witnessed several attacks by bandits who block the road to kill and abduct passengers.