Kidnappers halt commuter bus, march 18 passengers into the forest

Armed men in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State on Thursday hijacked an 18-seater bus along Igboora-Eruwa road and abducted all passengers in the commercial bus.

According to an eye witness account as reported by Vanguard Newspapers, an 18-seater bus, coming from Abeokuta and transporting passengers along Igboora-Eruwa road, was ambushed by the gunmen.

Vanguard further reported from a family source of one of the victims that the gunmen demanded the sum of N10 million as a ransom for each of the victims. The source said: “Yes, the 18 people were kidnapped this morning (Thursday), while seven were also kidnapped yesterday (Wednesday).”

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