Gunmen hijack school bus in Ondo State
A school bus belonging to Chimola School in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area in Ondo state has been seized by unknown gunmen.
At roughly 6:45 a.m., the event occurred when the driver and a staff member were travelling around to pick up the students.
According to reports, the gunmen kidnapped a member of the staff who was responsible for transporting the children to school.
According to a witness, eight men on motorbikes armed with firearms, cutlasses, and other weapons surrounded the school bus, forcing the driver to stop. The men then dragged the driver out of the vehicle and threatened to kill him, according to him.
The abductors reportedly drove away the bus marked Lagos LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools emblazoned on it, while others escaped on bikes.
“The driver and the attendant were ready to pick up the first student when the event occurred,” a source stated. The gunmen surrounded the car and assaulted it with lethal weapons.
Gunmen hijack school bus in Ondo
“The driver was dragged off the bus, and one of them took over the driver’s seat and drove away with the bus attendant.
“We don’t know where the attendant is, but we’ve reported the matter to the Oba ile Police Station.
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“This is the first time we’ve had to deal with something like this here. It’s really unfortunate.”
Tee Leo Ikoro, the state police command’s image maker, said the incident had not yet been reported to the command headquarters.
# Gunmen hijack school bus in Ondo