Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted seven traders, who were returning from Ugya village market, in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State.
A driver, who escaped the attack, Ibrahim Saidu, mentioned the incident happened around 6 pm on Tuesday, while he was returning from the market.
He mentioned the seven traders comprised of four males and three women.
According to him, the kidnappers first opened fire on his car and deflated one of the tyres however he managed to flee while they attacked the automobile behind him, which was conveying the traders from Ugya village market back to Toto town.
He mentioned the driver of the Volkswagen Golf who was conveying the traders lost control and crashed into the bush, the place the abductors pounced on them and took them away additional into the bush at gunpoint.
“They first targeted my car while I was negotiating a sharp bend as one of the gunmen shot at my back tyres however I still managed to flee.
“Nevertheless, the other vehicle behind me was not fortunate, as they shot the four tyres, which forced him to stop and they whisked away all the passengers on board,” he stated.
The spokesman for the Nasarawa State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who spoke with our reporter on the phone, stated he was not aware of the kidnap incident.
He stated he’ll reach out to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Toto Local Authorities to verify the incident and get back to our reporter later.
However, he was yet to do so at the time of filing this report.