Kidnappers abduct 14 passengers in Enugu

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A commercial bus fully loaded with passengers was weekend accosted by kidnappers who abducted 14 passengers including the driver.

The incident took  place along Ugwuogo Opi-Nsukka and it  involved a bus that was heading to Obollo Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu state, from a motor park in Enugu metropolis.

It was gathered that two lady passengers escaped the grip of the kidnappers as they hid under the ill-fated bus and were not detected because of darkness.

A driver who pleaded anonymity, stated that  the two lucky ladies  hid under the bus while the other passengers were ushered into the bush by the gunmen.

The driver said: “It is dangerous plying the Ugwuogo-Opi-Nsukka Road at the night. One of our drivers was kidnapped on Friday together with his passengers. They were all kidnapped except two lucky ladies who hid under the bus.

“They were able to escape because it was raining and it was also late in the evening. Nobody has heard anything from the abductors till now. We are afraid. That road is now a death trap,” he said.

Efforts to get the police to confirm the incident proved abortive because the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, would neither answer his calls nor react to a WhatsApp message.