Gunmen numbering about eight on Thursday morning hijacked a private school bus at Oba Ile Estate, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, abducting a member of staff of the school.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 6:45am while the driver and the abducted staff were moving round to pick pupils. The identity of the kidnapped staff is still unknown.
It was learnt that the bandits, who rode on motorcycles attacked the bus, forcing the driver to stop. They dragged the driver out and drove it to an unknown destination with the staff in it.
“The driver and the attendant were about to pick the first set of pupils when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded up the vehicle with dangerous weapons. The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them took over the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in 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,” a source told The Punch.