Suspected bandits operating along Shinkafi-Moriki-Kaura Namoda Road in Zamfara State killed seven travellers after blocking the road in a bid to attract numerous persons to attack.
According to an eyewitness, the bandits set five of the vehicles and food items ablaze, as well as abducted many travellers.
“They have abducted many passengers from these vehicles and moved away with them to an unknown destination,” the Punch quoted Musa Shuaibu as saying.
Shuaibu that the bandits have been on the road since Wednesday last week, lamenting that “they have set ablaze five vehicles and goods worth millions of Naira and also damaged many vehicles”.
He also stated that the road was almost deserted, explaining that “nobody can pass through that road unless it becomes absolutely compulsory”.
Some of the affected vehicles, according to him, included three golf cars, one heavy truck conveying tomatoes, and a Sharon vehicle.
The Zamfara Police Command had not issued a statement on the incident as of the time of filing this report.