Bandits have kidnapped some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State in an attack along Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna State.
The attacked was said to have happened at a place called Tashar Icce, which is some meters from Kujama community in Kajuru Area of the state.
The team was on its way back from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in Southern Senatorial District, on Thursday.
According to Daily Trust, a politician, who escaped the attack, described the incident as terrible, saying about five vehicles were affected. He said the bandits opened fire sporadically.
He also said some of thee people in the entourage sustained gun injuries while two persons were abducted.
It was gathered that the governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the team that was attacked as he had travelled to Abuja from Kafanchan.
His Campaign DG, Sani Maina, Ahmed Maiyaki, a Chieftain of the party, and a few others escaped unhurt.
Among those abducted are the APC House of Assembly Candidate in Kajuru simply identified as Mr Madaki and the Vice chairman of APC in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ruben Waziri.
A relative of the Vice Chairman, Ben Maigari, who confirmed the incident said they were yet to be contacted by the bandits.
“They were attacked; the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Ruben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle,” he said.
Two other buses were said to have been attacked around the same time, with two people feared killed while others were taken into the forest.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing this report.