- …Travelers stranded as protesters barricade road
It was Pandemonium in Kaduna Thursday as Department of State Security DSS operatives stray a bullet killed a traveling woman along Kaduna- Abuja Express way.
The incident was said to have happened around 2:15 pm in Jere along Kaduna – Abuja highway when the DSS operatives attempted to shot another vehicle and in the process shot at the woman in another vehicle.
The woman along side her five children was said to be inside a boarded commercial vehicle on their way from Abuja down to Kaduna when she was hit by the DSS bullet.
Road users and travelers were said to have been stranded for hours as no movement either ways of entering and going out of Kaduna.
According to the eyewitness, one Sufiyanu who spoke to our correspondent through phone, “We actually don’t know what really happened but we only saw the DSS operatives about 6 of them arriving in two hilux vehicle. Immediately they saw a vehicle coming they tried to stop the driver but he refuses to stop so they shot at the vehicle. Unfortunately they missed their targets and hit at the commercial vehicle conveying the victim (the woman) and her five children. She died on the spot. This angered motorists that witnessed the incidence as they block the high way.
“It took the intervention of police commissioner to plead with the motorists to pave way for other vehicles plying the highway but the angry motorist insist the Governor must visit the scene before they open the road.