The terrorists had earlier attacked the army’s 28 task force brigade in the area but were repelled.
After this, they turned on travellers plying the road,” The Cable reports.
A military source said:
“While they were retreating to the bush, they got to the highway and abducted some passengers they ran into the bush with.”
Meanwhile, search for the victims are still ongoing as soldiers are doing everything to rescue them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria’s former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has said dialogue is not the best option to end armed banditry in Nigeria, especially the northern part.
The former military leader stated this when a delegation of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state, Channels TV reported.
According to the retired general, the best way to solve Nigeria’s banditry and other security issues is to first make sure that the crimes are not committed.
In a related development, Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has said that Nigeria’s security threats can only be tackled with long-term planning.
Babangida, in an interview on Tuesday, February 23, stated that the nation can overcome its security issues if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.
Legit.ng gathered that he said quashing the threats posed by kidnappers, bandits, and the insurgents require a lot of planning.