Zamafara Drivers Abandon Highway Due To Bandits' Attacks

 A report by Daily Trust indicates that commercial drivers in Zamfara state are currently on strike. 

The strike is reportedly as a result of incessant kidnappings and armed robberies along the 100 km Gusau-Dansadau road. 

According to the report, the highway has remained empty of commercial vehicles for a fourth day on Thursday, April 15, as drivers refused to work. 


Commercial drivers in Zamfara state have gone on strike to protest ongoing kidnappings and armed robberies(illustration photo).  

Isihu Ticha, the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Dansadau, speaking to Daily Trust explained that the industrial action was to draw the attention of authorities to their plight. 

 Ticha went on to note that three drivers were killed while four have been kidnapped along the highway recently, Daily Times reports.

The NURTW chairman added that bandits seized a total of 16 motorbikes within a week. He also noted that kidnappings and armed robberies take place on the highway almost on daily basis. 

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