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BREAKING: Gunmen hijack School bus, kidnap teachers, others in Ondo

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday morning hijacked a bus belonging to the Chimola School in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted staff who was on duty to convey students to school.

The incident occurred around 7am while the driver and the abducted staff were moving round to pick up the pupils.

The gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle with registration number —Lagos LSD 853 FJ, forcing the driver to stop, a source said.

He said the men dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.

The bus was later driven away by one of the hijackers while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.

A source in the school explained that the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.

He said the eight men who were armed with guns, cutlass and some other weapons, dragged the drivers down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.

Gunmen, on Wednesday, July 1, attacked the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference

He said “the driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons

“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them take the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in the bus.

“The whereabouts of the attendant is still unknown but we have reported the incident at the Oba ile Police station.

“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) could not confirm the incident, saying he has not been briefed, but promised to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

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