Bandits have abducted scores of travelers along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Highway on Wednesday after attacking their convoy, according to reports.

The details of the incident that happened around 11 have remained
sketchy but it was gathered that most of the victims were traders on their
way to Kano.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, had
enjoined all Imams and Pastors within the Emirate to begin special
prayers for the restoration of peace and stability in the area and nation as
a whole.

Bamalli, who stated this in a statement signed by the media and publicity
officer of the emirate, Malam Abdullahi Aliyu Kwarbai, said this
became imperative in view of the incessant killings, miming and
kidnapping of innocent people across the emirate.

Kaduna State has been facing bandits attacks for a while and the state
governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said his administration’s intention is to kill all

He said this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhamma.
Buhari on the recent bandit attack that claimed 40 lives in the state.

The governor, accompanied by the State Commissioner for Internal
Security, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits whereabouts was not hidden,
but that the military was mindful of the collateral damage it could cause
the civilian community.