There was pandemonium early this morning in Ondo state as gunmen on Thursday morning hijacked a bus belonging to a school in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North LGA of Ondo state.
According to multiple media reports, the gunmen abducted a staff member who was on duty conveying the students to school.
The incident occurred around 7am while the driver and the abducted staff member were moving around to pick up pupils.
In an eyewitness account, he said the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, surrounded the vehicle with registration number Lagos LSD 853 FJ, forcing the driver to stop.
He said the hijackers dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him, after which the bus was later driven away by one of the hijackers while others left the scene on motorcycles.
“The driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons,” the witness said.Advertisement
“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them took the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant on 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.