School teacher kidnapped as gunmen hijack a school bus in Ondo


Unidentified Gunmen have hijacked a bus belonging to a school in Oba Ile Estate of Akure north LGA of Ondo state.

According to a CableNg report, the gunmen also abducted a staff member who was on duty to convey students to school.

The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday around 7am while the driver and the abducted staff member were moving around to pick up pupils.

A witness said the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, surrounded the vehicle with registration number Lagos LSD 853 FJ, forcing the driver to stop.

According to him, the hijackers dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.

The bus was later driven away by one of the hijackers while others left the scene on motorcycles.

“The driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons,” the witness told TheCable.

“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them took the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant on the bus.

“The whereabouts of the attendant is still unknown but we have reported the incident at the Oba Ile police station.

“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”

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