Suspected herdsmen kidnap 4 travellers in Makurdi


Unidentified gunmen suspected to be armed Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night, kidnapped four travellers from a bus and a small vehicle along the School of Remedial Studies, SRS, junction – Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University road in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Narrating what transpired, one of the lucky passengers who narrowly escaped the attack and did not want his name mentioned said, “The herdsmen blocked the road at the bridge before Alfred Akawe Torkula Polytechnic, Makurdi.”

“When the herdsmen saw the bus, they started shooting at the bus. A Honda vehicle coming the same direction with the bus conveying two ladies also ran into the attack.

“Based on account of the eyewitness, the conductor on the bus and a woman onboard were taken away along with the driver of the Honda and the two women that were in the Honda vehicle,” he said.

The woman taken from the bus was later freed due to the life-threatening injuries she sustained.

Police personnel were seen rushing to the scene of the incident and later took the injured victims to an undisclosed hospital in Makurdi for medical treatment.

All attempts to get comments from the Benue State Police Command on details of the incident did not yield results as the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Catherine Anene, did not answer her calls

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