Gunmen shoot, kill driver, abduct 13 passengers during attack in Nasarawa


The death of a driver and the abduction of no fewer than thirteen passengers along Shafa-Abakpa -Umaisha road in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State had been confirmed.

The incident was confirmed by another driver Ibrahim Saidu who gave the name of victim that was shot dead as Adamu Usman while recounting how the incident occurred told Daily Trust.

According to him, Adamu was shot thrice on the abdomen and died while being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital on Tuesday night.

Another driver, Ibrahim Saidu who recounted how the incident occurred told Daily Trust that it took place around 5pm.

He said that the vehicles which were conveying passengers from Ugya to Abaji and Toto town, were attacked by kidnappers who emerged from the bush in large numbers. Saidu said the kidnappers surrounded the vehicles after the driver lost control and whisked away 13 passengers.

The driver said; “In fact, I was driving behind the four vehicles in front of me, but it was God that saved when I stopped at one of the village to pick a passenger. As I was coming, I heard gunshot and immediately made a U-turn.”


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