Just In: Gunmen Hijack School Bus In Akure

Some gunmen, on Thursday morning, hijacked a bus belonging to Chimola School in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The gunmen reportedly abducted one person who was on duty to convey children to school.
The incident occurred around 6:45 am while the driver and the attendant were moving round to pick the Pupils of Chimola School, on the Estate.
A source in the school explained that the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded up the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.
He said the eight men who were armed with guns, cutlasses and some other weapons, dragged the drivers down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.
He said the bus with registration number: Lagos LSD 853 FJ with the name of Chimola Schools inscribed on it, was driven away by one of the hijackers while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.
He said: “the driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened.
“The gunmen rounded up the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons.
“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them took the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in the bus.
“The whereabouts of the attendant is still unknown but we have reported the incident at the Oba ile Police station.
“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said he could not confirm the occidental as of the time he was contacted
He said he had not been briefed, but promised to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

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