Unknown gunmen around 8am yesterday attacked a primary school, Vine International Academy school, in Nyanya, the scene of recent bomb attacks and made away with the school bus while the driver was cleaning it.
According to eye witnesses, the men trailed the bus to the school and immediately the driver dropped the pupils inside the school, the men struck, stealing the vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident.
A staff of the school later said the operation looked more like armed robbery than an attack from terrorists. Immediately the incident spread, many parents trooped to the school out of panic and took their children home.
The Nigerian police released a statement some hours ago, saying that not only have they recovered the bus, they have also arrested two suspects.
Nosike Ogbuenyi, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, in a statement, said the vehicle with registration number XG 246 GWA was recovered later in the afternoon in Lafia in Nasarawa. He said that the two suspects who were arrested were found in the bus.