Gunmen intercept Lagos-bound bus in Imo, whisk away passengers - Punch Newspapers

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Gunmen intercept Lagos-bound bus in Imo, whisk away passengers - Punch Newspapers

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13 January 2022A vehicle en route to Lagos from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, has been intercepted in Imo State with the passengers kidnapped.Our correspondent gathered that the incident, which happened on a road called Odo Rubber, in Obiohuru, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state, created tension in the community.

The passengers were travelling on a bus marked, Akwa Ibom State Government, when the gunmen struck.The assailants reportedly took the victims and abandoned the vehicle and luggage.A community source said, “No one knows where they were taken to. The bus was still steaming when villagers saw it on Tuesday on a lonely road called Odo Rubber. Phones and the luggage of the passengers were intact.”

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Our correspondent gathered that the incident, which happened on a road called Odo Rubber, in Obiohuru, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state, created tension in the community. The passengers were travelling on a bus marked, Akwa Ibom State Government, when the gunmen struck. A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bandits entered the community through the riverside. The assailants reportedly took the victims and abandoned the vehicle and luggage. This followed an intelligence reportedly received on the movement of the terrorist which led the troops to mobilise against the terrorists, according to him. A community source said, “No one knows where they were taken to. The source noted that the bandits abducted 10 residents, including women and children. The bus was still steaming when villagers saw it on Tuesday on a lonely road called Odo Rubber. Daniel was rushed to a hospital where he died around 11pm on Monday.

Phones and the luggage of the passengers were intact. They killed one person. “According to the operational feedback, the troops who were conducting clearance patrols in Giwa LGA received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement towards Fatika town.” The President-General of the community, Dr Sharon Ohaka, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone on Wednesday, disclosed that the bus had been pushed out of the road and handed over to the police. Read Also . They went away with women and children.