Terrorists, locally dubbed as bandits, blocked the Bwari-Jere road near Bwari town in the Federal Capital Territory, killing two passengers while kidnapping numerous others.
Some of the witnesses at the scene said the terrorists blocked the road on Friday night, around the Ganmi junction, while they carried out their heinous act.
One of the villagers, Isah John, told Daily Trust that several cars coming from the Kaduna and Bwari areas ran into the obstruction.
He added that the bandits shot dead two passengers and abducted a number of others.
The terrorists were shooting sporadically and in the process, their bullets hit the two passengers, who died immediately, it was learnt.
They operated for about an hour before leaving with the passengers they kidnapped.
It was learnt that throughout the operation, gunshots were heard in villages like Ganmi, Garam, Idah and other neighbouring communities, which threw the people into panic.
A resident of Ganmi, who craved anonymity, said the bandits had earlier blocked the road at the same junction two weeks ago and kidnapped five people.
He said the victims paid huge ransom before they were freed, adding that, “After they were freed, the bandits came out again on Friday night to abduct many more people.”
A leader in one of the communities, pleaded with the military to intervene by combing the areas along the road from Bwari to Jere, adding that many villagers along the road no longer slept with their two eyes closed.
“We now live in fear; these guys are close to somewhere between Bwari and Idah or Jere. The military should please come and help us. The military has been doing well in dislodging them in the forest close to Gidan Dogo, maybe they are the ones coming here and getting closer to Bwari in the FCT,” he said.