Over 25 people have been reportedly kidnapped along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road in Kaduna state in Northern Nigeria.

Sources told The Cable on Thursday that the kidnappers ambushed motorists between Kiryoyi and Maganda villages of Birnin Gwari local government area.

They allegedly stopped vehicles carrying passengers and ordered the people into the bush.

Danladi Duniya, chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Birnin Gwari, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview.

“I am not in a position to say precisely the number of people abducted, but they are many.

May be 25 or more than that. I cannot not say, but all passengers in the vehicles were abducted,” he said.

“They stopped five vehicles, one of the driver who was driving a gulf car managed to escape. This is what we go through on the road and we are pleasing with the authorities to help us address this problem.

“People cannot go to farm and they cannot travel, this is too bad.”

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