Five passengers killed, 20 abducted in Plateau

Suspected terrorists have killed about five passengers, including a vigilante member, along the Sabon Gari-Kampani Road, Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A source, who spoke to newsmen, disclosed that the affected passengers were killed by the bandits terrorising the area.

A resident of Wase town, who sought anonymity, explained that a vigilante member and one other person were ambushed by the bandits, stressing that the remaining three were killed at a stop-and-search operation.

According to the source, 20 passengers were kidnapped in the incident when the bandits attacked the passengers.

He explained that the vigilante member and one other person were on a motorcycle from Sabon-Gari to Kampani when the bandits attacked them, killed them and went away with their motorcycle.

He added that, “later, when the villagers were returning after market hours, they were stopped and kidnapped. Three of them were killed.”

The Police Command in Jos is yet to make official confirmation of the incident.

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