11 Kidnapped in Rivers State

Unknown gunmen have abducted eleven passengers in a bus on Ndele-Elele axis of East-West road, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Monday night. The victims were said to have boarded the vehicle at Rumuokoro in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor LGA, and were travelling to Ndele, Elele and Ahoada before the incident happened.

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According to Vanguard, Mr. Bright Welekwe, one of the victims, who escaped from the kidnappers during the incident that told Vanguard that three of the passengers had alighted at Ndele before the incident. Welekwe revealed that when the remaining 17 persons were forced into the bush that he sneaked into the bush and ran straight back to the road. The victim further disclosed that when he got to the road, where the bus was abandoned that he met four of the passengers, who he said had also escaped. He said: “We were 19 that boarded a bus from Rumuokoro going to Ahoada but when we got to Ndele three people dropped after they dropped it did not take long, within the bush between Ndele and Elele Alimini hoodlums ambushed us and tried to take us inside the bush me and other four persons escaped before police personnel arrived the scene.

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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