The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai’s convoy foiled attempted kidnapping of motorists along Kaduna-Abuja road on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, and made available to Blueprint in Kaduna, “the Governor was on his way to Abuja when he got to Akilubu village around 3:40pm, and sighted dozens of vehicles parked by citizens who alarmed that kidnappers were ahead.
“The security operatives in the governor’s convoy advanced and cleared the road of the criminals who fled into the forest.
“After clearing the road, governor el-Rufai directed that travelers who had been wounded by the criminals be rushed to the nearest hospital.
“The governor also directed security agencies to intensify patrols and permanently clear the road of the bandits to safeguard lives and guarantee safety of motorists plying the highway.”