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Kidnappers hijack 14-seater bus, kill 2 passengers, driver in Rivers

Blessing Okorite,  Port Harcourt

Gunmen, on Monday, hijacked a 14-seater commercial bus after killing two passengers and the driver of the bus in Rivers State.

The Nigerian Xpress gathered that the incident happened around Rumuekpe community,  in Elele-Ndele axis of East West Road,  in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that  the kidnappers were responsible for violent crimes perpetrated along Elele-Ndele in Emohua and other neighbouring community along the East West road.

A source, who claimed to have witnessed the attack, said the suspected kidnappers hijacked the commercial bus, which belonged to a popular transport company, Agofure motors, after sporadic shooting at the vehicle and occupants.

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The source said the hoodlums diverted some of the occupants after killing the driver and two other passengers of the bus within Rumuekpe junction in the area.

The source, who pleaded anonymity for security sake, identified the commercial bus as a Navy-Blue Hiace bus belonging to Agofure Motors.

As at the time of filing this report, the state Police Command was yet to confirm the incident.