The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Monday urged the Nigerian Army to fish out bandits and kidnapper that reportedly killed 15 travellers along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway, on Sunday.
At least 15 people were said to have been killed on Sunday and many others abducted when kidnappers reportedly blocked the Kaduna-Abuja expressway around 5 pm.
The incident was said to have happened around Gidan Busa, a village not far away from Rijana, which is 133 kilometres to Abuja.
However, Ndume’s directive came as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General Usman Mohammed, debunked reports about the killing of 15 persons during the attack.
Usman said that only two persons were killed during the attack and assured that the Nigerian Army would do all in its power to arrest the killers as well as dislodge the bandits/kidnappers now making life unbearable for commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna route.