Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, on Monday commended the military and police in Nigeria for “adequately” securing the now-dangerous Abuja-Kaduna Road in daytime, Newsbreak reports.
The 2023 Kaduna State governorship aspirant meanwhile said “more need to be done”. He claimed that ‘something happened’ on Sunday evening. While Sani insinuates a fresh bandit attack on the highway, there is no media report of such.
“Abuja-Kaduna road has been adequately patrolled in the day time by the military and the police, but what happened late this evening shows that more need to be done,” Sani wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
The Kaduna Abuja expressway became a hotbed for kidnap-for-ransom by gunmen locally known as bandits.
Previous efforts by security agencies have failed to make the road completely safe for commuters and motorists.
Hundreds of travellers have been kidnapped on the 200-kilometre road to the country’s capital.
After the security threat on the road became intractable, many travellers switched to using the train service from Abuja to Kaduna.
However, on March 22, the gunmen attacked a Kaduna-bound train killing at least nine persons and abducting several others. Several passengers were also injured during the attack.
After the attack, the government suspended the operation of the train service and commuters who had avoided using the danger-prone road started using the road.