The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has confirmed the kidnap of over 30 people on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
Media reports had earlier detailed that no fewer than 30 travellers were on Sunday kidnapped along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Corroborating the report, former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, said a group of terrorists on Sunday blocked the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and abducted scores of passengers.
However, confirming the development in a tweet on Thursday, Adejobi disclosed that the IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, had taken action to see that the kidnapped victims were rescued.
The police spokesman detailed that the Police boss had ordered the DIG Operations, Ayuba Edeh to deploy men and assets strategically to the region.
“We are aware of the present security situation along the Abuja Kaduna Expressway and in some adjoining communities in the region. We wish to confirm that the IGP has acted on this. He has ordered the DIG Operations, DIG Ayuba Edeh, to deploy men and assets strategically to this region. More info about this will be communicated,” Adejobi wrote.