Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday morning, hijacked a 14-seater commercial bus after killing the driver and two passengers in Rivers State. The incident occurred within Rumuekpe, in Elele-Ndele axis of East West Road, in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the bandits were responsible for violent crimes perpetrated along Elele-Ndele in Emohua, and other neighbouring community along the East-West road. According to reports, the suspected kidnappers hijacked a Navy-Blue Hiace bus belonging to Agofure Motors after shooting sporadically at the vehicle and occupants.The gunmen then abducted the rest of the occupants after killing the driver and two other passengers.
A commuter on the Elele-Port Harcourt stretch of the East-West Road, where the incident occurred, said: “It did not happen far from Elele Junction. gunmen “They were apparently the usual robbers and kidnappers, who have again made the Elele-Emohua stretch of the East-West Road a daily nightmare for drivers and travelers. “They came from the bush at about 9a.m. onto the road and shot the driver when he refused to stop. They pursued him as he struggled with his bullet wounds to drive the bus to safety, until he gave up. Gunmen kill policeman, snatch riffle “Ironically, when the hoodlums got to where he was able to drive the fully-loaded bus to, they disappeared when they realized he was dead. “Normally, they would mobilize the driver to divert the vehicle and all occupants into the surrounding bush, where they can rob, rape, kill or hold victims hostage for ransom.”
An eyewitness, Sinachi, claims that only one woman was allowed to go because she has a bad leg. The spokesman of Rivers State police command, Nnamdi Omoni, is yet to confirm the incident.
It would be recall that a Policeman was allegedly shot dead two days ago around Jeffia estate area of PTI road, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State with his rifle snatched by his assailants. gunmen. An eyewitness said the gunmen were driving in a Toyota Corolla vehicle when they ran into the Policeman before opening fire on him. They immediately went for his rifle when he slumped.
The source said: “The armed robbers drove through the Jefia Estate from Uti Road to link PTI Road because of the gridlock at DSC Roundabout, which is caused by the speed bumps when they fired at the MOPOL man on guard. “The officer was with his service rifle when the hoodlums shot him on his chest and one of the robbers rushed to collect it and zoomed off. He died almost immediately at the spot.” Meanwhile a Police officer who did not want his name in print confirmed the incident, saying security operatives were on the trail of the hoodlums.
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