Gunmen abduct bus driver, 5 passengers in Rivers
Gunmen in the early hours of yesterday hijacked a commercial bus in Rivers State and took five passengers and the driver hostage.
The incident occurred at 5: 38am, along Elibrada Road in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
Several other cars that ply the route were forced to make a detour to Port Harcourt till 8am when the road became free.
Our reporter gathered that the bus was on its way to Lagos en route Port Harcourt when the armed men ambushed the bus and riddled it with bullets.
A witness said the armed men used trunks to block the highway and the bus ran into them. The witness said the armed men shot directly at the bus before taking the occupants to an unknown destination.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said five passengers and the driver of the bus were kidnapped.
He said three people had been rescued and the men of the command were making efforts to rescue the rest.