Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have raided some houses and abducted 22 villagers at Anguwar Maji, in Jere town along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
Barely 24 hours after the Inspector general of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, visited the highway where the terrorists kidnapped some travelers.
Daily Trust reports that a resident of Anguwar Maji, Shehu Bala, who confirmed the latest abduction through a telephone conversation with our reporter on Monday, said the incident happened around 11pm on Sunday.
He said the bandits, who came in large numbers and wielding AK-47 rifles, invaded some houses and whisked away 22 residents, including five women.
“The bandits came in their large numbers as some of them wore army uniforms.
“They moved from house to house and woke their victims up before they marched them into the bush at gunpoint,” he said.
Mr Bala said the bandits operated silently in the community for over an hour.
He added that they only started shooting sporadically to scare people from coming after them after leaving the community.
He, however, said one among the 22 kidnapped victims escaped from his abductors while being led into the bush.