Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot dead a driver and abducted 13 others at Sabon-Gari village, along Abuja-Lokoja road.

A driver, Ibrahim, who narrowly escaped the attack, said the incident happened around 6:12pm yesterday when the gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush.

He said he was on his way driving from Abaji to Kwaita market when the gunmen in army uniform emerged from the bush and opened fire on vehicles.

According to him, the driver of an unmarked Toyota Highlander jeep coming from Lokoja axis on sighting the gunmen, attempted to escape but one of the gunmen opened fire and killed him instantly.

He said an 18-seater commercial bus coming from Abaji was also unlucky when the gunmen busted the bus tyres with bullets, before they asked passengers on board to disembark and whisked them away into the bush.

The corpse of the jeep driver was still lying by the side of the road when our reporter visited the scene around 7pm.

There was heavy traffic around the scene as motorists coming from both directions stopped at the scene to have a glimpse look up the incident scene.

When contacted, spokesman of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, said the command was yet get details of the incident.

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