Gunmen hijack bus, kidnap 18 passengers along Owerri -Port Harcourt highway

Eighteen passengers were kidnapped yesterday, August 10, by gunmen, along the Owerri- Port Harcourt highway.

Africa Update gathered that the passengers were said to be travelling from Owerri to Port Harcourt in the 18-seater commercial bus when the gunmen waylaid them around Umuapu-Omerelu communities, along the Owerri-Port Harcourt road, and diverted the vehicle into a forest close to the boundary between Rivers and Imo states.
Meanwhile Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the recovery of two bodies and rescue of eight persons from the 18-seater commercial bus that was hijacked on Wednesday, August 8, around Elele-Omerelu community in Ikwerre local government area of the state.
Confirming the rescue operation to newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer,  Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that six others were still missing.
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