Some bandits in separate operations reportedly abducted at least 31 persons at Kwanan-Dutse and Labi villages in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The bandits, wielding assault rifles and in military fatigue, were said to have kidnapped the 31 persons between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a source.
On Tuesday, the local Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Birnin-Gwari, Mallam Danladi Duniya aka Iron, confirmed that 10 persons, mostly commuters travelling from the South to Kano were abducted.
Also, on Wednesday, 21 passengers were abducted in Labi village along the same road, the NURTW chief added.
Duniya said, “The incident involved commuters in a Sharon and three Golf 3 brand of cars. They were waylaid by the bandits while the people inside the two vehicles were whisked into the bush.
“Those kidnapped include, both females and males and the drivers of the vehicles. They were going to Kano for various business activities.”
He added that the abductors stripped their victims, mostly women naked before forcing them into the bush.
Duniya said the union had begun to mobilise vigilance groups to go into the forest in search of those kidnapped.
He, therefore, called for urgent intervention from the authorities concerned to rescue the victims.