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Passengers taken into the bush as gunmen intercept another commercial bus

Passengers taken into the bush as gunmen intercept another commercial bus

Passengers traveling to Akwa-Ibom state from Lagos were kidnapped on Tuesday when unknown gunmen intercepted the bus in Isiala Mbano, Imo State.

The passengers who were in the bus marked “Government of Akwa Ibom State” popularly known as AKTC were kidnapped leaving thier luggage behind.

Report says the incident which happened at Odo Rubber road in Obiohuru in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state, had caused tension in the area.

A community source who spoke with Newsmen said “no one knows where they were taken to. The bus was still steaming when the villagers saw it on Tuesday at that lonely area called Odo Rubber. Phones and luggage of the passengers were intact.”


Dr Sharon Ohaka who is the President-General of the community, has confirmed the incident. He also explained that the bus had been pushed out of the lonely road by the youths adding that the community had invited the Police.

He said, “The vehicle had been pushed out of the lonely road. We have invited the police at the area command level and the divisional headquarters at Ishiebu. They have taken over the vehicle and the passengers’ luggage and the investigation process.

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