Panic in Ondo as Gunmen hijack School bus without pupils

By Yetunde Ogunmola

There is a panic among parents today as Some gunmen this morning hijacked a school bus in Oba ile Estate of Akure North Local Area of state, abducting one person who was on duty to convey children to school.

The incident which occured around 6:45am while the driver and the attendant were moving round to pick the Pupils of Chimola School, situated inside the Estate to their school.

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According to reports the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.

He said the eight men who were armed with guns, cutlass and some other weapons, dragged the drivers down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.

He said the bus with registration number LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools inscribed on it was driven away by one of the hijackers while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.

When contacted, the State Public Relations Officer (PPRO) could not confirm the incident, saying he has not been briefed, but promised to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

Details later…..

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