Panic in the air: 14 bus passengers are kidnapped in Osun state

09/25/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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14 bus passengers including the driver were reportedly kidnapped by bandits suspected to be members of the Fulani herdsmen. Read on!

A report just got to us on Naijauto that 14 bus passengers were recently kidnapped along Otan/Imesi-Ile road in Osun State, by bandits, suspected to be the notorious Fulani herdsmen. The driver of the bus was also among those kidnapped by these people.

Although, we learnt that 18 occupants of the bus were initially kidnapped, 4 of them were able to escape with the assistance of the police.

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Four of the 18 passengers of the affected bus, were able to escape being kidnapped, with the help of the police

According to NAN report, the kidnapping was executed successfully following information from one of the passengers in the bus, who boarded the bus in disguise.

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Those affected, were reported to be on their way to Abuja from Osogbo, but were kidnapped by these suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night at Otanle/Imesi-Ile expressways, precisely at Ajeoku Junction.

The affected passengers were reportedly taken into the forest and no form of contact has been made so far with the victims’ family members. According to Folashade Odoro, Osun Police P.R.O, they are yet to ascertain the exact number of people kidnapped.

Odoro said:

“For now, we cannot confirm the number of people, who were kidnapped until we get feedback from our officers. But I can tell you that we are on top of the situation and all the kidnapped persons will be rescued,”

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The kidnappers creating panic and havoc among the people, are also creating serious challenge for the police as well

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From the text message sent to NAN from the PPRO, 4 of the victims were confirmed to have been rescued. Folashade Odoro however implored the Osun State people to quickly report to the police any kind of suspected movement.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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