A group of armed robbers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen wielding dangerous weapons, including guns and machetes, have attacked travellers on the Abuja-Keffi Expressway.

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Some travellers on the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi Expressway, were on Wednesday, reportedly attacked by armed robbers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who carted away their mobile phones and money.
Accoridng to a report by Punch newspaper, the robbery took place at about 10:00am on the Expressway close to a village called Barde, after Gidan Waya in Kaduna State, a few kilometres from Jos, Plateau state capital.
It was gathered that the robbers numbering about ten, with five of them wielding dangerous weapons, including guns and machetes, came from the bush, stopped vehicles and ordered passengers to lie facedown.
An eyewitness who was in a vehicle which was a few distance from them, disclosed that he saw market women and others frisked at gunpoint. The robbers then fled into the bush after 30 minutes of successful operation, when they sighted some soldiers from Keffi in Nasarawa state.
While narrating their ordeal to a reporter, some of the victims claimed the robbers were Fulani as they understood the language they conversed in.
A woman who was on a business trip to Jos for her boss wept uncontrollably, having lost a huge amount of money.
She begged that a correspondent should relay the incident to her boss, and from his exclamation, it was obvious that a big money has gone.