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BREAKING: Gunmen hijack school bus in Akure, Ondo State
 
From: CEOAfrica News: Reported by- Tunde Babalola
Thu, 3 Jun 2021   ||   Nigeria, Akure
 

Thursday, 3rd June 2021: An unspecified number of gunmen Thursday morning hijacked a school bus in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

CEOAFRICA gathered that the gunmen abducted one person, who was on duty to convey children to school.

The incident occurred around 6:45am while the driver and the attendant were moving round to pick the pupils of a private school situated inside the Estate.

A source in the school explained that the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.

He said the men were armed with guns, cutlass and some other weapons, dragged the drivers down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.

He said the bus with registration number Lagos LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools inscribed on it was driven away by one of the hijackers while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.

He said “the driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons

“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them take the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in the bus.

The whereabouts of the attendant is still unknown but we have reported the incident at the Oba Ile Police station.

“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), could not confirm the incident, saying he has not been briefed, but promised to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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