Bandits kidnap over 70 Kano bound traders in Kaduna state

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Some traders traveling to Kano have been abducted along the dreaded Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road on Wednesday. 

Journalists were told that the traders’ convoy was attached by a number of bandits in the morning, who later took them away into the forests. 

Reaction from the police in Kaduna on the incident, is still being awaited. 

A local, Malam Umaru said the traders were travelling in a  convoy of over 20 vehicles with police escort. 

According to him,the bandits struck at a bend near Udawa after Buruku, abducted not fewer than 70 traders from Umaru’s community and scores of others from neighboring villages.

He said in Hausa language that calls on the phone of some of the missing traders, were answered by the bandits, a development that confirmed the about a hundred traders were in captivity. 

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