Bandits abduct 3 ABU law students from Katsina, 2 other states
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly kidnapped three final year ABU law students on the deadly Abuja – Kaduna express way.
Katsina Post learnt that those kidnapped are Maryam from Niger, Fatima from Taraba and Umar from Katsina.
“The three abducted students are all 500-Level law students of ABU Zaria. We learn that the kidnappers initially demanded for N50m ransom each but later reduced to N5m because they are students who are yet to be working.”
A passenger who escaped during the encounter with the kidnappers told our sources that they attacked commercial vehicles and big trucks.
“I am surprise that unlike their previous antics of attacking rich and big people in exotic cars, the kidnappers now attack commercial vehicles, trucks and buses and abducted their poor drivers and passengers.
“I shed tears when I noticed corpses of victims littered on the road after the brutal abduction incident.
“Some top public functionaries with armed convoy who came later refused to stop when crying women sought for help and protection.”
Indeed a video that has gone viral on social media shows security men in the convoy of former Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo’s convoy firing into the air to disperse the kidnappers.
A commercial driver Ibrahim Ahmed told The Nation that, “I escaped the attack because, the convoy of one Governor, which I was running behind arrived the scene during the operation, the security then fired shots and dispersed the kidnappers but they went away with many people.
“They blocked the expressway and started firing at vehicles passing before the Governor arrived. They kidnapped people during the operations and took them into the forest.”