- Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly abducted scores of travellers in Imo State.
No fewer than twenty travellers have been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Imo State.
EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the travellers were on their way to Enugu State when they were abducted by the herdsmen.
It was learnt that the Fulani herdsmen were operating along the Okigwe-Onuimo axis in Okigwe LGA of Imo State.
One of the passengers, who allegedly witnessed the incident, disclosed that the Fulani herdsmen disguised as police officers.
The passenger added that the herdsmen intercepted the 18 seater bus they were travelling to Enugu in and ordered three passengers into a nearby bush.
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The source further revealed that the Fulani herdsmen also hijacked a sienna bus fully loaded with passengers, including the driver.
“Fulani herdsmen were armed and disguised as police officers at a checkpoint along Okigwe road.
“They surrendered us and took away three travellers from the 18 seater-bus and all the travellers in a sienna bus also going to Enugu.
“The worst is that there was no sign of security agents and no available means of contacting them.
“As you can see, passengers who are lucky are still in a panic mode because nobody knows where the others were taken to,” the passenger disclosed.
The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, could not be reached for comment as of the time of writing this report.
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