- An unspecified number of passengers have been reportedly kidnapped along the Benin-Auchi road
- The incident, according to report, happened around 11 a.m. between the Ehor and Iruekpen axis
- A witness disclosed that the criminals forcefully took all the victims into a bush
Despite the repeated calls for security agencies in the country to step up their game in securing Nigeria, another kidnapping incident has happened again.
The latest kidnapping tragedy occurred when gunmen struck in Edo state and abducted all the passengers in an Abuja-bound commercial bus along the Benin-Auchi road.
Premium Times reports that the incident reportedly happened around 11 a.m. between the Ehor and Iruekpen axis of the busy highway.
Quoting a road user, the criminals struck at a failed portion of the road. Ge said the bus was owned by a transport firm.
“The kidnappers struck again on the Benin-Auchi road and abducted an unspecified number of passengers. The incident just happened when I passed the spot. All the passengers were forcefully taken into the bush."
“It is not the first time this is happening. We have cried many times that the security agencies should increase surveillance along the road this season, but they’re slow in arresting this ugly situation.”
However, Chidi Nwabuzor, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said he had not been briefed of the development.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that no fewer than 10 kidnapped victims have been rescued from the clutches of bandits by the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji at Yenyewa village in Zamfara following a tip-off.
Vanguard reports that the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 22, in Abuja.
Enenche said the troops had on Sunday, December 20, responded to a distress call on bandits’ activities in the area and engaged them in a gun duel.
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