Four commuters were allegedly killed alongside several others that sustained serious injuries in the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway attack by unknown gunmen.
The incident which occurred around 6:30pm on Sunday,close to Gidan Busa village,with the Armed gunmen shooting continuously at people for some hours. The ex commissioner for education, Katsina state.Mrs Halima Idris,was shot with a bullet penetrating into her heart.
The Husband to the deceased Ex commissioner explained that
“I was driving the car with my wife, late Professor Halima sitting beside me on the passenger seat when the gunmen opened fire on the car.
“We saw them at the centre of the road about 80- 90 kilomiters to Kaduna with guns and there was no roadblock or any object on the main road to indicate they wanted us to stop. Besides, they didn’t flag us down, they only opened fire on vehicles on sight.
“Unfortunately a bullet came through the door she was sitting and hit her on the shoulder. The bullet penetrated into her chest. When we got to a nearby clinic, the nurses said she lost a lot of blood. She (my wife) asked for pain reliever but the nurses said they can’t give her anything because she lost lot of blood. That was how she died,” he said.
The state police spokesman,Mr Muktar Aliyu,briefly explained that the state police command received a distress call about the attack on the Kaduna -Abuja Expressway and
“In a swift response, policemen stormed the scene and the bandits were dislodged but sadly they had already killed four commuters and injured five others in their dastardly act.
“Normalcy has been restored on the road with commuters moving safely without molestation,” he said.
An army official,allegedly travelling with his daughter was also killed,while her daughter sustained serious injuries.
However, the late ex commissioner,has been buried according to Islamic rites.while several other injured commuters are currently receiving medical treatment.