BANDIT: KSTA Bus Intercepts, Kidnaps And Holds All Passengers in Captive in Kaduna*

  • *BANDIT: KSTA Bus Intercepts, Kidnaps And Holds All Passengers in Captive in Kaduna*

It was reported that the daredevil bandits intercepted and abducted all the passengers in a commercial Bus belonging to the Kaduna State Transportation Authority (KSTA) along Kankara LG Road.

Malam Salisu Bamie, a journalist who revealed the incident through Twitter wrote:

“SAD NEWS: Bandits intercepted a KSTA vehicle on Kankara LG Road, Birdigau, to Yargoje in Katsina State, and abducted all passengers onboard.”

It is made known that over the years, some roads in Katsina state have been likened to death traps for travelers sequel to various activities of bandits along the routes.

According to the report, the 48-kilometre Kankara to Sheme road is notorious for deadly ambushes. It runs through the Rugu forest, which links the state to Zamfara State.

Most travelers in the state plying this route have also unanimously agreed that the most dangerous highway in the state is the 67-kilometre road from Jibia (in Katsina State) to Zurmi (in Zamfara State) which was closed in 2022 due to the uninterrupted ambushes by terrorists.

The report have it that this road recorded the highest attacks, of which reason may not be divorce from its closeness to the Rugu forest, a known hideout of terrorists and the expansive forest on the Nigeria – Niger Republic border.

The commuters and users of this major roads in Katsina State, North-west Nigeria now dread travelling to conduct their businesses as terrorists, locally referred to as bandits are laying siege on the roads, killing and abducting travelers and motorists

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