Suspected bandits were reported to have returned to the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday, abducting an unspecified number of travellers.

It was gathered that the bandits struck at about 4.30pm on Monday, shooting indiscriminately.

A traveller, who was lucky to have escaped the attack, said occupants of an 18-seater bus from Zamfara were taken away by the bandits, leaving behind an empty bus.

He said, “We saw at least four vehicles with broken windshields and damaged tyres abandoned near the highway. The bandits attacked at about 4.30 pm.

“They shot at the travellers at a place not more than 5 km from where they abducted people on Sunday.

“People were running helter-skelter, although security agents came to the scene, but the bandits had already gone into the bush with many travellers.”

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