- Unknown gunmen have hijacked a school bus in Ondo State.
There was pandemonium in Akure, the Ondo State capital in the early hours of Thursday, as unknown gunmen reportedly hijacked a bus belonging to Chimola School in the Oba Ile area of the state.
EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the unknown gunmen abducted a staff who was conveying some students to the school around 7am.
A source in the school disclosed that the unknown gunmen numbering about eight were on motorcycles as they rounded the vehicle with registration number —Lagos LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools inscribed on it, and forced the driver to stop.
The source added that the unknown gunmen dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.
EKO HOT BLOG further learnt that the school bus was later driven away by one of the assailants while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.
“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,” the source disclosed.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Tee Leo Ikoro, when contacted, said he could not confirm the incident, saying he has not been briefed.
The police spokesman, however, promised to confirm the incident from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.
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