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Kidnappers abduct passengers in 18-Seater Bus

Kidnappers abduct passengers in 18-Seater Bus

Kidnappers abduct passengers in 18-Seater Bus

By Odunayo Odeja

All passengers in an 18-seater bus have been kidnapped at Anyigba-Itobe road in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

An eyewitness stated that the incident happened around 4 pm on Monday at the notorious kidnapping spot in the Ochadamu area on the said highway.

The eyewitness said that the hoodlums in their numbers flagged down the said bus at gunpoint and evacuated the passengers to the bush.

The bus was said to be heading to Abuja from the country’s eastern region.

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The locals added that kidnapping activities in the Ochadamu flash point had increased after the army checkpoint in the area was dismantled.

Efforts of security operatives, including the vigilantes in the area, to rescue the kidnapped victims have proved abortive.

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Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (retd), the state security adviser to governor Yahaya Bello, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said that the state government was on top of the case.

Omodara said that since the hoodlums had resurfaced in the region, the government would rejig its measures and match fire to fire, assuring that the hoodlums would be neutralised shortly.

He said, “We have fought them, we will fight them, and we will continue to fight them, until they are neutralised in that axis of the state. Security agents have been alerted and they will do the needful.

Kidnappers abduct passengers in 18-Seater Bus

 

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