Gunmen Waylay 18-Seater Bus, Kidnap All Passengers

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Gunmen Waylay 18-Seater Bus, Kidnap All Passengers

Some unidentified gunmen have reportedly hijacked a commercial bus and abducted all the 18 passengers on board of the vehicle in Rivers State.

It was gathered that the incident took place on Tuesday around 7a.m on Evekwu area of the East-West road, Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The bus was said to be travelling along the East-West Road from Ahoada town to Port Harcourt when the incident occurred.

The Guardian reports that having successfully intercepted the bus, the gunmen then diverted all the 18 passengers into the bush.

A source, who knew about development, told Vanguard, that commuters on the road were stranded for over 40 minutes before security operates arrived the scene.

Awuse said the armed criminals also attacked the car he (Awuse) was travelling on and vandalized it after hijacking the other.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Nnamdi Omoni, at press time said he has not been briefed on the development.



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