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Gunmen attack bus in Kwara, kidnap passengers

Gunmen attack bus in Kwara, kidnap passengers
August 16
23:31 2022

Four travellers have been rescued, while two others are still in captivity, following an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying passengers in Kwara state.

According to the police, gunmen attacked a bus at Obbo-Ile/Osi road on Monday night and abducted six of the travellers.

Okasanmi Ajayi, Kwara police spokesperson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the four travellers were rescued following the intervention of security agencies.

“Information regarding the kidnap of six occupants of a Hummer bus Reg No: Abuja KUJ 613 AA between Obbo-Ile/Osi road by five armed hoodlums at about 2315hrd of 15/8/2022 was received today 16/8/2022 at about 0730hrs,” Ajayi said.


“On receipt of the information, detachments of conventional policemen, tactical teams, vigilante and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area for possible search, rescue and arrest of the suspects.

“Consequently, the victims’ vehicle, loaded with foodstuffs, was found abandoned, inside of which was recovered an empty shell of 7.62mm ammunition .

“The intensity of the pressure during the search and rescue efforts led to the abandoning of four of the abductees who have now been rescued and presently with the police.


“The kidnappers, who are believed to be in the bushes with the two remaining victims, would soon be smoked out and arrested.”


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