Bandits on Thursday night opened fire on the entourage of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and abducted two chieftains of the party at Tashar Icce village along the busy Kaduna-Kachia Road in Kaduna State.
The attacked APC members were the party leaders and chieftains who accompanied Kaduna APC gubernatorial candidate, Senator Uba Sani to Kafanchan for a political engagement.
One of the victims, Ahmed Maiyaki, while thanking God for his survival, said their vehicles were attacked by the bandits somewhere around Kajuru while returning from Kafanchan after interfacing with Christian leaders in the Southern Senate.
According to Maiyaki: “They opened fire on our vehicles and in the process, some sustained bullet wounds and they are currently receiving treatment at 44 Military Hospital.
A relative of one of the victims, Ben Maigari, said the bandits were yet to contact the family.
“They were attacked, the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Reuben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle.”
As at the time of filing the report, there was no statement from the police or the State Government over the incident.