– Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attack a bus of a popular transport companies, abducting all passengers on board
– The kidnappers have contacted family of the victims, demanding one million naira on each passengers before they are released
– Security sources at the transport company say the gunmen later reduced the ransom to N100, 000 each for the passengers
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have waylaid a commercial bus travelling from Warri in Delta state to Port-Harcourt, Rivers state and abducted 14 passengers on board at Rumoji near Port-Harcourt in Rivers state.
The Punch, citing security sources reported that the abductions which occurred on Monday, July 3, have sent fear among people living along the highway.
Sources say the armed hoodlums attacked the bus of a popular transport companies (name withheld) on the highway and ferried all occupant into the bush.
The gunmen then reportedly took the passengers to an unknown destination.
The kidnappers were said to have contacted the family of the victims, demanding one million naira on each of the passengers before they could be released, but a source at transportation company says the gunmen later reduced the ransom to N100, 000 each for the travellers following please by the victims’ families that they could not cannot raise the one million naira ransom earlier demanded.
“The 14-seater bus was travelling to Port-Harcourt when heavily armed men waylaid the bus and kidnapped all occupants including the driver. They were travelling from one of their terminals in Warri axis,”
“The incident happened on Monday and the bus is owned by one of these popular transport companies. It was a bit unbelievable until our sister security agency recovered the bus from where the incident happened around Ughelli/Port-Harcourt section of the road. The hoodlums have also contacted the families of the victim. Security has been beefed in the area,” one of the security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
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Another security source said security agencies were already on the trail of the hoodlums.
Meanwhile, alleged Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has said that his mum once cautioned him to quit his job when she saw bullet wound on him.
Evans disclosed this in an interview he had with the New Telegraph, saying that his father and step mum were the cause of what he is passing through currently.
NAIJ.com gathered that the police alleged that he was injured when there was a disagreement between him and his gang members because of money issue.
Meanwhile, the kidnapper said he was not involved in the dispute that happened among his member, adding that he was just trying to settle the disagreement.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV visited the house of alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike and asked Nigerians what they think should be done to him