Commercial Bus In Rivers Hijacked by Armed Robbers

Some few days back similar situation happened at the Ndele-Rumuji area of the East-West road in Emohua (LGA), now another bus with 18 passengers had been hijacked in the same River State.

It was reported, gunmen alleged to be armed robbers attacked a commercial bus owned by River Mass Transport Company travelling from Port Harcourt to Owerri, around Isiokpo-Elele Owerri.

According to Daily Post, the bus with 18 passengers onboard, including the driver and conductor was intercepted and diverted into the bush by armed criminals.

One of the drivers plying the route, Martins Aluziwe, who claimed to have escaped the attack, narrated his experience after they had loaded their bus in Post Harcourt. Soldiers had moved into the forest to ensure the rescue of the abducted travelers in the bus.

As he said, “We were heading for Owerri this morning; on getting to Omagwa, I met a co-driver who was also traveling to Owerri.

“When we got to Isiokpo, towards the bridge leading to Elele, armed robbers attacked us.

“I escaped because I was at the front; they only shot at my car but could not get anybody inside the vehicle; the bus behind us was attacked and everybody including the driver were abducted.”

When contacted, the spokesman of the Rivers States Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni said the command was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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