in , ,

Unknown gunmen ambush passenger bus, kill the driver, kidnap 13 passengers

Unknown gunmen have ambushed a passenger bus along Shafa-Abakpa-Umaisha road in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State killed the driver identified as Adamu Usman and Kidnapped 13 passengers.

READ ALSO:. SEASON 22: Veteran actor, Elesho reacts to Baba Ijesha, Princess faceoff

It was learnt that the driver who was shot thrice on the abdomen, died while being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, on Tuesday night.

Ibrahim Saidu, a driver, who narrowly escaped the attack, said the incident happened around 5pm.

He said the kidnappers in their larger numbers emerged from the bush and attacked four vehicles coming from Ugya village.

READ ALSO:. JUST IN: Akeredolu approves the adoption of ODUDUWA ANTHEM in Secondary Schools in Ondo (READ FULL DIRECTIVES)

He said the vehicles were conveying passengers from Ugya to Abaji and Toto town when they were attacked.

Saidu said the kidnappers surrounded the vehicles after the driver lost control and whisked away 13 passengers, including a middle-aged woman, into the bush.

“In fact, I was driving behind the four vehicles in front of me, but it was God that saved me when I stopped at one of the village to pick a passenger. As I was coming, I heard gunshot and immediately made a U-turn,” he said.

READ ALSO:. EFCC releases the names of suspected YAHOO BOYS, deserted Army arrested in Osun (SEE PHOTOS OF BROKEN WALL, DOOR ETC BY EFCC)

While commenting on the incident, the Ohimegye of Opanda-Umaisha, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Usman Abdullahi, said bandits hiding in forest along the axis have been terrorising travellers.

“There are some remnants of bandits that are terrorising our people along this axis, which I am appealing to the state government to collaborate with federal government to see how these bandits are flushed out completely,” he said.

READ ALSO:. SEASON 21: Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo reacts to the release of BABA IJESHA

Two weeks ago, nine travellers who were returning from Ugya market along the axis, were abducted.

A total of N9 million was said to have been paid before they regained freedom.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Nasarawa state police command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, said he had not been briefed about the latest kidnap incident.

He said he would reach out to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Toto Local Government Area to get details about the incident and get back to our reporter but had not done so as of the time of filing this report.

READ ALSO:. EFCC versus Osogbo YAHOO BOYS by Apagunpote Olayimika Chocomilo

Dear Distinguished VIP,

Kindly introduce your friends to our news updates with this WHATSAPP number: 09069473894.

Also add us to all the WhatsApp groups you belong for news updates, to bring life into the group with this number 08023851511.

DO NOT CALL BUT CONNECT US THROUGH WHATSAPP ONLY

Kindly give us the names and the State to enable us add it to our Broadcast List Database.

Thank you for showing interest in SOJ WORLDWIDE ONLINE NEWS.

SOJ WORLDWIDE…an ONLINE NEWS with a difference

MANAGEMENT.

www.sojworldnews.com (c) May 20, .2021

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Bayo Onanuga

OPINION: Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s courage, By Bayo Onanuga

JUST IN:. Cross Rivers Governor, Ayade decamps from PDP to APC (READ PDP’s POSITION BEFORE DECLARATION)