Gunmen Waylay 18-Seater Bus In Rivers, Kidnap Passengers

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Gunmen Waylay 18-Seater Bus In Rivers, Kidnap Passengers

Some unknown gunmen during the week ambushed an 18-seater passengers bus and abducted all passengers along the Owerri- Port Harcourt highway, Rivers State.

It was gathered that the 18-seater bus was traveling from Owerri, in Imo State to Port Harcourt, Rivers State when the passengers were ambushed by armed suspected kidnappers around Omurelu-Elele new road in Ikwerre Council of the state.

The gunmen waylaid them and diverted the vehicle into a forest close to the boundary between Rivers and Imo states.

The Commander of the IGP Monitoring Unit in Rivers State, Ben Igwe who confirmed the development to newsmen, said the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday.

“The incident happened and we are aware of it. Myself and my team are on top of the situation,” Igwe said.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command said it had recovered two bodies and rescued eight persons from the 18-seater passengers bus that was hijacked on Wednesday along Elele-Omarelu in Ikwerre Council of the state.

The State Police Command spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the release of the eight persons abducted, stated that six others were still missing.

In the same vein, the Commander of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Unit in the state said his team has intensified efforts to ensure the safe rescue of remaining victims



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