There was pandemonium along Kaduna-Abuja highway yesterday afternoon, when bandits, in a large number, crossed over the ever-busy road.

The bandits headed towards western part of the main road shooting sporadically.

It was gathered that the gunshots forced motorists to make an emergency U-turn around 3:pm, even though there was no report of abductions.

Sources along the highway said the bandits passed through a community called Kwari village near Kasarami area.

A community leader, who craved anonymity, confirmed that they heard gunshots.

An activist and a former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, also tweeted about the presence of the bandits on the highway.

However the State Government, through Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, clarified that bandits did not operate on the highway.

Aruwan said the buzz in circulation is false and was presented by a group of social media enthusiasts who celebrate negative news adding that State Government will update members of the general public when more detailed feedback is received.

He said Kaduna State Government does not deny the existence of security challenges, and continues to work assiduously with relevant military and security agencies.

Credit: Cable

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