A school bus has been hijacked by some Gunmen suspected to be bandits in Ondo state in the early hours of Thursday.
The incident reportedly happened in Estate Oba-ileate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state, DAILY GIST has confirmed.
It was gathered that the Gunmen abducted one person who was on duty to convey children to school.
However Omolayo Ojo, the official of Chimola School, Akure, Ondo State, who was abducted after gunmen hijacked a bus on Thursday morning, has regained freedom
Speaking to Journalists after the incident, Ojo explained that the gunmen threatened to harm her if she did not cooperate with them.
She said she obeyed all their instructions and was released when they said she was innocent.
The victim said she was taken to an unknown destination and she found her way back to Akure after asking for directions from people she met on her way.
The incident occurred around some minutes after 7am while the driver and the attendant were moving round to pick the Pupils of Chimola School, situated inside the Estate.
An eyewitness said the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.
He said the eight men who were armed with guns, cutlass 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 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 the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons
“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them take the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in the bus.
“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) could not be immediately reached as at the time of filling this report.