Bandits Kidnap 27 Travellers In Taraba State
Updated January 28, 2021
The crest of the Nigeria Police Force crest is on a police officer in Abuja on October 3rd, 2020 PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV
No fewer than 27 passengers travelling along Wukari to Takum Expressway were on Thursday kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Taraba state.
The Chairman of Takum Local Government Area Shiban Tikari confirmed this to Channels television via a telephone interview.
According to Tikari, the travellers were returning from a wedding ceremony in Wukari local government when the bandits attacked them at Kofai Ahmadu in Takum and whisked them away to an unknown destination alongside the vehicle.
”They were 24 passengers that left for Wukari to celebrate one of them who was getting wedded yesterday,” he said.
”When returning they decided to squeeze in three of their friends who were stranded in Wukari then this thing happened along the road. The Vehicle, an 18 seater, bus was used to convey them to the unknown destination.”