Armed bandits and terrorists have killed the driver of a luxury bus, killed some of the passengers who tried to flee from the attack and abduct the remaining passengers.
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The attack happed on Sunday, July 23, 2022, around 11am and 2pm on Sunday afternoon. The sad news was shared by a twitter user, Ahmadjeebious @ahmaatjeebious
The graphic image was posted on the micro blogging platform with a caption which reads;
Jus 2hrs ago along katsina – jibia. They killed the driver and shoot some of the passengers who tried to run and convey others into the bush.
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Jus 2hrs ago along katsina – jibia. They killed the driver and shoot some of the passengers who tried to run and convey others into the bush. pic.twitter.com/FTZzovNR8E
— Ahmadjeebious (@ahmaatjeebious) July 24, 2022
The KSTA Managing Director, Alhaji Haruna Musa who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina, identified the driver as Nasir Yusha’u, and the vehicle he was driving is KSTA bus
Alhaji Musa explained that only the driver was shot dead by the bandits who were passing through the route when the driver arrived with the passengers.
“He was coming from Jibia to Katsina, at about 11a.m when he ran into the bandits. Immediately the driver saw them, he tried to stop and go back. But unfortunately to him, one of the tires of the vehicle was hooked by sands, that was how they shot him to death, and the passengers started running.” Musa said.
“The bandits collected the phones and other things belonging to some of the passengers and left the scene. The conductor of the vehicle who narrated to us what actually happened said none of the passengers was kidnapped by the bandits
“Since then, we have not heard any report that one of the passengers in the car is missing during the attack,” he said.