Friday, 8 September 2017

Heavily Armed Kidnappers Stop Commercial Bus, Abduct 19 Passengers In Rivers

Kidnappers on Thursday, stopped an 18-seater bus and whisked away the 19 occupants of the vehicle, including the driver. The incident reportedly happened on Isiokpo-Elele Road in the Ikwerre Local Government Area, about 30 kilometres from Agip Junction in Port Harcourt where the bus, branded Rivers Mass Transit Company, took off.

The kidnappers, who were 10 in number and heavily armed, blocked the road and forced the bus to stop, and marched the passengers into the bush.

Thursday’s abduction would be the third time in one month that passengers would be waylaid on the road by hoodlums.

The state Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

 He said 12 persons among the kidnap victims had been rescued.