There is palpable tension after some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State were abducted following an attack along the Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna State.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that the attack occurred at a place called Tashar Icce, just a few meters from Kujama community in Kajuru Area of the state.
According to reports, the team was on its way back from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in the Southern Senatorial District, on Thursday.
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 the people in the entourage sustained gun injuries while two persons were abducted.
Africa Today News, New York gathered 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 is the APC House of Assembly Candidate in Kajuru, identified as Mr Madaki and the Vice chairman of APC in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ruben Waziri.
Ben Maigari, a relative of the Vice Chairman, confirmed the incident and 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.
It was further gathered that two other buses were attacked around the same time, with two people feared killed while others were taken into the forest.