Police Confirm 4 Killed on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

The Kaduna State Police Command said on Monday that four commuters were killed on the Kaduna-Abuja Road by unknown gunmen.
The victims, according to the police, include an ex-Commissioner for Education, Katsina State, Prof. Halima Idris.
It also said five others were injured in the incident which occurred around 6.30 p.m. on Sunday close to Gidan Busa village.
In a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Muktar Aliyu, the police said the gunmen opened fire indiscriminately at vehicles.
He explained that the command received a distress call on Monday that a group of unidentified armed men had blocked the highway and were shooting at vehicles.
“In a swift response, policemen stormed the scene and the bandits were dislodged but sadly they had already killed four commuters and injured five others in their dastardly act
“Normalcy has been restored on the road with commuters moving safely without molestation,” he said.
Prof. Idris was reportedly shot with the bullet penetrated into her chest.
The husband, Abdullahi Mu’azu, said his wife died Sunday night at a clinic close to Kaduna.
According to him, he was driving the vehicle when the incident occurred.
“I was driving the car with my wife, late Professor Halima sitting beside me on the passenger seat when the gunmen opened fire on the car.
“We saw them at the centre of the road about 80- 90 kilomitres to Kaduna with guns and there was no roadblock or ‎any object on the main road to indicate they wanted us to stop. Besides, they didn’t flag us down, they only opened fire on vehicles on sight.
“Unfortunately a bullet came through the door she was sitting and hit her on the shoulder. The bullet penetrated into her chest. When we got to a nearby clinic, the nurses said she lost a lot of blood. She (my wife) asked for pain reliever but the nurses said they can’t give her anything because she lost lot of blood. That was how she died,” he said.
She has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Author: News Editor

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