Some gunmen on Sunday halted a Minna-bound mass transit bus and kidnapped 21 of twenty-two passengers on board.
A breastfeeding mom was stated to have escaped however even she stated didn’t know why the hoodlums didn’t take her with the others.
The Nation learnt that the assault occurred about 2pm at Yakila village in Rafi council space of the state.
Sources instructed The Nation that the gunmen stopped the bus and shot quickly into the air, ordered everybody to disembark earlier than marching them into the bush.
The traumatised breastfeeding mom stated the gunmen blocked the street earlier than herding the 21 passengers into the bush.
Passersby who met the empty bus confirmed the incident.
Police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun was unavailable when efforts had been made to verify the incident.
Makes an attempt made to get the Commissioner and Everlasting Secretary within the Ministry of Transportation had been additionally fruitless as their telephones had been switched off.
However Director-Common of the state Emergency Administration Company, Mallam Ibrahim Inga confirmed the incident.
He stated he noticed the incident scene when getting back from Kagara for the revalidation of his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership train.
With him on the return journey was the Chief of Employees to the state governor, Inga stated, including that no authorities official was on the bus.
4 individuals had been burnt to demise on Sunday in a crash involving a 14-passenger business bus at Atoyo, inbound Ogbere on Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway.
Spokesman of Ogun Visitors Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Akinbiyi stated the accident occurred round 11:50 a.m., noting that it was brought on by brake failure.
“A tanker loaded with black oil in-bound Benin by means of the Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway, spilled its content material on the street attributable to leakage from the tanker and needed to cease when the eye of the motive force was known as by different drivers,” Akinbiyi stated.
“Nonetheless, when TRACE, Federal Street Security Corps and the police acquired to the scene, they needed to divert and re-route visitors, in order that inbound visitors to Benin might be a part of the outbound visitors part.
“As a result of it isn’t secure for autos to drive on the black oil which has already lined the size and breadth of the inbound part,” he stated.