Armed robbers on Sunday took over the Kaduna-Abuja Express way unleashing terrors on motorists/passengers, leading to death of two persons.
Also, a health practitioner in Kaduna, Isiyaku Garba, was killed in the presence of his family members by gunmen in Kaduna on Saturday night.
Among the vehicles attacked by robbers was an official car with an inscription I- CARE Women and Children Initiative belonging to the Non-Governmental Organisation being run by the wife of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Hajia Amina.
The incident, our correspondent gathered, took place in Doka Village, Kaduna State at about 4pm on Sunday.
The robbers, it was gathered, dispossessed passengers of their belongings. The development led to multiple accidents as vehicles plying the route rammed into one another when they were trying to make a U-turn to escape attacks from the robbers. This led to the death of two commuters.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Aminu Lawan, who confirmed the incident, attributed the multiple accidents to panic on the part of motorists who attempted to reverse to avoid being robbed.
Although, he said there was no official report of casualties in the incident “but the police also helped in putting off the fire and conveying some of the injured to the hospital.”
One of the victims and the Kaduna State Coordinator of Mrs. Sambo’s NGO, Abdulrahman Mikailu, who spoke on his hospital bed at the St. Gerald Hospital in Kaduna on Sunday said, his official vehicle was among the five vehicles involved in the armed robbery induced accident.
He added that two bullets shot by the armed robbers narrowly missed him, saying that the robbers were dressed in military uniforms.
He said, “Two bullets shot by the bandits missed me narrowly when I tried to come out of my vehicle to put off the fire, not knowing that a robbery operation was going on. I had to duck and lied on the ground pretending to be dead.
“The robbers who were in military uniform thought I was dead, so they proceeded to my car and ordered my co-traveller to surrender all his money, laptop, handsets and other personal belongings of both of us.
“The fire was raging as at the time of the attack, that is why the sympathisers could not put it off. I understand that, they killed two passengers in a ‘Sharon’ commercial vehicle and robbed several vehicles.
“I am lucky to have survived with bruises and chest injury from the impact of the accident, but I lost my phones and other belongings.”
Meanwhile, a health practitioner in the state, Isiyaku Garba, was killed by gunmen on Saturday night.
It was gathered that the gunmen trailed Garba to his house and shot him in the presence of his family shortly after breaking his fast.
A friend of the deceased, Malam Usman, told reporters in the state on Sunday, that the “I have just returned from the Tudun Wada cemetery where we buried a Isyaku Garba of the Kaduna State School of Health Technology who was killed in his house last night by unknown assassins.