Gunmen Abduct 11Passengers in Rivers

Rivers Police Command is battling hard to release 11 people abducted from a bus as they travelled close to Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, on Monday by unknown gunmen.
A passenger who managed to escape from the attack said gunmen waylaid the bus he travelling in and ordered passengers to disembarked and marched them into the forest.
“They ambushed us at about 9.00 pm (Monday) and after asking us to come out from the bus, they tried to take us inside the bush. But five of us escaped before police and military personnel arrived,” said Amiekro Princewill.
Security forces searched the area following the attack, according to another passenger who managed to escape the gunmen.
“They had gone far into the forest with the victims before the security operatives arrived,” said anither escapee, Bright Belekwe.
“Hoodlums ambushed us and tried to take us inside the bush. I and four others escaped before police personnel arrived at the scene.”
The kidnapping is the third such incident in just two months.
State Police Commissioner, Ahmed Zaki, confirmed the kidnapping at a press conference at force headquarters in Port Harcourt, adding that efforts to locate the victims were ongoing.
“The incident is quite unfortunate and the police are on top of the situation in ensuring that the hoodlums are arrested and brought to book,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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