Gunmen Block Highway

May 19, 2022

On the evening of 17 May 2022, gunmen blocked the highway that connects the capital Abuja to the northern city of Kaduna and opened fire on dozens of trapped vehicles. Security personnel then arrived at the scene and engaged in a gunbattle with the assailants. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths; however, local sources indicate that the gunmen abducted more than 20 motorists. Train services between the two cities have been suspended since March, following an attack on a passenger train in which nine people were killed and dozens of others were kidnapped.

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