Edo: Fulani herdsmen intercept GUO luxury bus, kidnap driver, 123 passengers





Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday morning intercepted a fully loaded GUO Transport Volvo Marco Polo luxury bus on its way from Owerri, Imo State to Abuja.

The bus had about 125 passengers when it was intercepted just after Ena River before Okhuessan community, according to Pointblank news.

The community is located on Ewatto to Ubiaja Exoressway and the incident occurred around 1.20am.

The medium quoted a source as saying that two passengers escaped through the window and one was later rescued by a hunter at Okhuessan forest and brought to the popular Angle-90 junction in Ubiaja around 5am.

According to the source, “at the moment, there is no clue as to the whereabouts of the kidnapped victims and there is also no rescue team whatsoever from any quartersh. My personal interaction with the passenger who was fortunate to have escaped and rescued revealed the armed bandits were all armed with Ak-47 assault multipurpose rifles and a sharp matchet each and they are suspected to be Fulani.”