Gun-wielding assailants believed to be bandits have abducted some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria.
News Central gathered that team was kidnapped around Tashar Icce along Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna State.
The location is some metres from Kujama community in Kajuru Area of the state. The contingent were returning from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in Southern Senatorial District, on Thursday.
One of the survivors of the ambush described the incident as terrible, saying about five vehicles were affected. He said the bandits fired sporadically, injuring several people while two persons were abducted.
The governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the delegation that was attacked as he had travelled to Abuja from Kafanchan.
His Campaign DG, Sani Maina, Ahmed Maiyaki, a Chieftain of the party, and a few others escaped unhurt.
Among those abducted are ‘Madaki’, the APC House of Assembly Candidate in Kajuru, and the Vice chairman of APC in Kajuru LGA, Ruben Waziri.
Ben Maigari, a relative of the Vice Chairman, confirmed the incident and said they were yet to be contacted by the bandits.
“They were attacked; the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Ruben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle,” he said.
Two other buses were attacked around the same time, where two people were said to have lost their lives while others were whisked away.
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