Unknown gunmen highjack luxurious bus, kidnapped 123 passengers in Edo State - The People's Voice


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Unknown gunmen highjack luxurious bus, kidnapped 123 passengers in Edo State

It's was a bad experience for the people of Ubiaza kingdom as 123 passengers was kidnapped in Esan Southeast in Edo Local Government of Edo State.

A fully loaded luxurious (Volvo marcopolo) bus with an inscription " GUO OKEKE MOTORS" which was travelling from Owere in Imo state and heading to Abuja with about 90- passengers including another 35 additional passengers on attachment on board unfortunately ran into the waiting hands of dare-devils armed bandits just after the Ena- river before Okhuessan community along Ewatto to Ubiaza express road at about 1:20am this morning and  123-passengers including driver on board have been kidnapped into the forest while the remaining 2- escaped through the windows of the  commercial  bus into the  bush before one of them  was later rescued by a hunter at Okhuessan forest and brought to the popular Angle-90 junction in Ubiaza  at about 5am this morning for possible assistance. 

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing in this report, there was no clue as to the where abouts of the kidnapped victims and there is also no rescue team whatsoever  from any quarters though my personal interaction with the passenger who was fortunate to have escaped and rescued revealed the armed bandits were all armed with Ak-47 assault multipurpose rifles and a sharp matchet each and they are suspected to be fulanis  by tribe.

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