Kaduna speaks on ‘shooting, kidnapping along Kaduna-Abuja highway’


Kaduna state government has debunked reports of shooting and kidnapping of motorists on the Bishini corridor of the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Wednesday, describing it as false, unfounded and urging that it be disregarded. 

The Overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who made this known in a statement on Thursday said investigations along the road from traditional rulers, community leaders, security agencies and credible intelligence sources showed that there was nothing as such along that general area. 

Aruwan lampooned the perpetrators of such report, noting that it’s unhelpful and unpatriotic.

“The Kaduna state government is aware of reports being circulated mainly on WhatsApp groups, detailing alleged shooting and kidnapping on the Bishini corridor of the Kaduna-Abuja Road at 9pm on Wednesday 12th June 2024. 

“As of this moment, 5:30pm, Thursday 13th June 2024, all traditional rulers, community leaders and security forces from within and around Katari and Bishini general areas have not confirmed such an incident. In the same vein, physical tours and painstaking checks with credible human intelligence sources have not provided confirmation of the incident. 

“From the foregoing, the report is deemed false and should be disregarded. As always, the Kaduna state government and security forces do not live in denial of security challenges. However, it is unhelpful and unpatriotic to thoughtlessly spread false reports. 

“The security forces keeping constant watch on the Kaduna-Abuja Road and the general area will continue to sustain efforts towards citizens’ safety and security. The Kaduna state government will equally remain open, engaging and providing support for peace and security,” Aruwan said.