Passengers on a commercial bus traveling from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to Lagos were kidnapped on Tuesday by unknown gunmen in Isiala Mbano, Imo State.
Our correspondent learned that the incident on Odo Rubber Road in Obiohuru, in the state’s Isiala Mbano Local Government Area, had caused tension in the area.
The passengers were on board a bus labeled Government Akwa Ibom State when the gunmen attacked and took them away, leaving the vehicle and luggage behind.
According to a community source, “no one knows where they were taken.” The bus was still steaming when the villagers saw it on Tuesday in Odo Rubber, a lonely area. The passengers’ phones and luggage were unharmed.”
According to our source, the vehicle was pushed off the lonely road and turned over to the police.
Dr Sharon Ohaka, the community’s President-General, told our correspondent on the phone on Wednesday that the bus had been pushed out of the lonely road by the youths. He also revealed that the police had been invited by the community.