Gunmen hijack school bus, kidnap many students

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped a group of students along the East-West Road in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.

The students who were in a Sienna bus, were returning from Calabar, Cross River State, when they were waylaid by the hoodlums at the Evwreni axis of the highway.

According to a security source, the Sienna bus conveying the group of students was hijacked Friday Night within the Evwreni axis.

The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N10 million.

It would be recalled that on February 24, 8 persons who were returning from Benin City, Edo State to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State were kidnapped from a Coaster Bus along Ughelli-Patani road, Ughelli North by unknown gunmen after which three female and one male was released.

Police from Ughelli A’ division visited the scene of crime, though it could not be ascertained if the other three persons were rescued or released on a later date.