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Bandits Intercept Luxurious Bus In Edo, Abduct 123 Passengers

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About 123 passengers have allegedly been abducted by bandits in Edo State.

It was gathered that the suspected bandits, attacked a luxury bus with about 125 passengers with 123 kidnapped.

The bus was said to have been attacked at Ena River, Okhuessan community along Ewatto to Ubiaza Expressway at about 1.20am on Wednesday.

The luxury bus belonging to GUO Okeke Motors, was heading to Abuja from Owerri in Imo State.

The bandits, suspected to be Fulani were alleged to have been armed with Ak-47 rifles and machetes.

“The bus which was travelling from Owerri in Imo State and heading to Abuja with about 90 passengers, including another 35 additional passengers on attachment on board, ran into the waiting hands of dare-devils armed bandits just after the Ena River before Okhuessan community along Ewatto to Ubiaza Expressway at about 1:20am on Wednesday and 123 passengers including the driver on board have been kidnapped into the forest.

“The remaining two passengers escaped through the windows of the bus into the bush before one of them was later rescued by a hunter at Okhuessan forest and brought to the popular Angle-90 Junction in Ubiaza at about 5:00am for possible assistance.

“At the moment, there is no clue as to the whereabouts of the kidnapped victims and there is also no rescue team whatsoever from any quarters,” a source said.

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