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Barely one month after the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, assured all road users plying the Kaduna-Abuja highway that the road is safe for travelling and free from bandits, the terrorists reportedly stuck again on Friday evening and killed at least one traveller on the highway.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a victim, Aleeyu Lawal, will be buried today (Saturday).

Late Aleeyu Lawal

The Kaduna Abuja expressway became a hotbed for kidnap-for-ransom by gunmen locally known as bandits.

Previous efforts by security agencies have failed to make the road completely safe for commuters and motorists.

Hundreds of travellers have been kidnapped on the 200-kilometre road to the country’s capital.

After the security threat on the road became intractable, many travellers switched to using the train service from Abuja to Kaduna.

However, on March 22, the gunmen attacked a Kaduna-bound train killing at least nine persons and abducting several others. Several passengers were also injured during the attack.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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