At least seven people, including three students of the Ahmadu Bello University were abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Tuesday evening.
Among the persons kidnapped were three final year students of the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna.
Although the names of the student were not made public, the school’s management in a statement released on Wednesday by the university’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ismai’l Shehu confirmed the report.
‘Yes, it is true that our students, three of them, from the Faculty of Law have been kidnapped,” Shehu said.
“But efforts are being made by the University, and parents of the affected students to secure their immediate release.” He added.
A driver who simply identified himself Hassan Rigasa said he escaped being kidnapped by the notorious criminals the stormed and blocked the highway and started shooting sporadically. And along the process three persons died and 7 were kidnapped.
“I saw three death bodies littered on the road and six vehicles of the victims parked on the roadside with all their doors open. They later fled the scene with a group of soldiers in hot pursuit.