Heightened security measures were reported on the Abuja-Kaduna highway in Kaduna state after unidentified gunmen attacked and abducted motorists on Monday evening (local time), April 1. Local reports state gunmen ambushed travelers outside Katari town, opening fire on vehicles, robbing motorists, and allegedly kidnapping 37 others. Officials subsequently deployed troops and police reinforcements to the area. Additional attacks targeting travelers are possible on the Abuja-Kaduna highway in the coming days and weeks.
Individuals in Kaduna state are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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