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Boko Haram is responsible for the Abuja-Kaduna highway attacks.

Boko Haram is responsible for the Abuja-Kaduna highway attacks.

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Boko Haram is responsible for the Abuja-Kaduna highway attacks.

FastNews reports that Boko Haram was responsible for the recent attacks on travelers on the beleaguered Abuja-Kaduna highway.

On Sunday, terrorists kidnapped an unspecified number of passengers and killed a prominent Zamfara politician, Sagir Hamidu, at a location along the highway known as Kurmin Kare.

The terrorists returned the next day, almost at the same time, to open fire on travelers and kidnap dozens more.

However, a top intelligence source in Abuja told DAILY NIGERIAN on condition of anonymity that the recent attacks were carried out by Boko Haram terrorists, who are now establishing camps in the forests of Kaduna and Niger.

“According to intercepted intelligence, Boko Haram terrorists are behind the recent attacks at Kurmin Kare along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.”

“They are also the ones who are abducting people around Mashegu and Shiroro in Niger State. They are trying to establish themselves around the area, so they embark on abductions to raise money for logistics.

“You know, they are under heavy bombardment in their enclaves in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and other places. So after fleeing from these locations, they now camped at some points not more than 50 to 60 kilometers away from Abuja-Kaduna highway.

“From these points, they use motorcycles to travel. There is a stream along the road where they keep the motorcycles and travel on foot through a thick forest to perpetrate the attacks,” said the source.

According to him, security agencies, as well as Niger and Kaduna State Governments, have been alerted of the development and efforts to decimate them.

He also said that the Boko Haram terrorists are now working in concert with bandits to abduct and attack people.

A spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.

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