Armed men attack Benue govt transport vehicles, abduct 10 passengers


By Peter Duru, Makurdi 

Suspected armed men have reportedly hijacked two fully loaded buses belonging to the Benue state government-owned Benue Links Transport Company whisking away over 10 passengers from the Lagos-bound vehicles that took off from Makurdi. 

It was gathered that the armed men waylaid the vehicles at about 2pm on Sunday along Ajaokuta-Okene road in Kogi state. 

A source in the company who spoke on condition of anonymity in Makurdi disclosed that some of the passengers sustained injuries during the attack while some were lucky to have escaped unhurt. 

He said, “It is true, the incident happened along Ajaokuta-Okene road yesterday between 2pm and 3pm when the two buses were heading to Lagos. 

“Available information indicated that ten passengers were abducted during the attack. And the incident was reported at Adogo Police station near Okene.” 

The official lamented that the Okene-Ajaokuta road had become synonymous with the rampant kidnap of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper