Gunmen Attack 14-Seater Commercial Bus In Rivers, Kill Driver, 2 Passengers, Kidnap
Others in Horrific Incident.
Unknown gunmen, on Monday, attacked a commercial bus, killing its driver and two passengers on the spot before abducting the remaining passengers in the Rumuekpe-Ndele area of the East-West Road, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to a Punch Metro, an eyewitness, who did not want his name mentioned, said the unidentified assailants shot at the driver and two others after he (driver) tried to manoeuvre his way around the roadblock set by the gunmen.
The source stated that the remaining passengers were immediately taken through a nearby bush.
It was learnt that the incident caused a heavy traffic on the expressway for several hours, with normal traffic flow only restored after the operatives of the Rivers State Police Command intervened and removed the bus from the scene of the attack.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that the gunmen killed the driver of the vehicle and kidnapped some of the passengers.
Omoni explained that policemen swung into action and rescued some of the passengers, while others were still being held hostage by their captors.
"Investigation has been launched by the Commissioner of Police and all hands are on the deck. Our men have been deployed in that area and we are combing the areas to ensure that the passengers are released soon and unhurt.”