There are reports that bandits operations have caused huge gridlock around the Yakila and Garun Gabas areas near Kundu in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.
This made several travelers to be stranded on the road as an unspecified number of armed bandits blocked the Kontagora-Minna Road in the state.
The incident which led to the blockage, happened on Saturday December 4, 2021 as reported by Channels Television reported lasted about one hour and there were no security personnel to clear the road in the area at the time.
The bandits reportedly abducted an undisclosed number of persons and moved them to an unknown destination, pushing other travelers into fleeing into nearby villages as they could not continue their journey over fears of being kidnapped by the armed men.
Eyewitnesses said a team of security operatives later arrived at the scene to clear the road in a bid to ensure it was safe for travelers and motorists.