Suspected Gunmen Rob, Lock Travellers Inside Bus, Set It On Fire In Ijebu Ode - The People's Voice


Monday, April 8, 2024

Suspected Gunmen Rob, Lock Travellers Inside Bus, Set It On Fire In Ijebu Ode

By Our Correspondent, Abeokuta

Some gunmen, suspected to be bandits, have reportedly attacked and looted a luxury bus at Oke Ado Junction, Ijebu-mushin, along the Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway, over the weekend.

The passengers were said to be on their way to the South eastern part of the country, for Easter celebrations when the incident happened.

It was learnt that the hoodlums, after robbing the passengers, set the bus ablaze.

However, in a viral video uploaded on social media by an

However the eyewitness, identified as Chude Nnamdi, one of the affected passengers narrated how they were accosted by the bandits who stole their belongings and set the bus on fire.

One of the passengers said: “Ifesinachi Motors, we were travelling in the night to come back to the East for Easter celebration, and criminals attacked us in Ijebu Ode along Ore-Benin Expressway.

“They robbed us of everything we had, some they stripped half-naked. They locked us inside the 59-seater luxury bus and set it ablaze. We thank God that we later escaped; nobody died, but everything we had was collected.

“We thank God that we didn’t lose anyone but we lost everything we were travelling with and some sustained injuries.

“This is Ifesinachi Motors that we are travelling with on Friday night and this attack happened around 2am.

“They stripped us half-naked. You can see it; the people in the vehicle are completely stranded. There are some people who were macheted and some who broke their legs. We have children among us.”

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed in a statement made available to the public, on Sunday.

Odutola said: “It happened in Oke Ado junction at Ijebu Mushin. A luxury Mercedes Benz bus was burnt down. The vehicle was coming from Maza Maza before it encountered the hoodlums. No reference to gun was made.They (the hoodlums) wielded cutlasses.”

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