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Abducted Staff Freed As Gunmen Hijack School Bus In Akure

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A school bus belonging to Chimola school has been hijacked by unknown gunmen in Akure, Ondo State.

The incident reportedly took place at Oba Ile Estate, Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

Although no pupil was on board when the attackers struck, they were said to have whisked away an official of the school who was on her way to pick up pupils from their homes on Thursday morning.

According to a resident, the gunmen who were on motorcycles, rounded up the vehicle around 6:45am.

Narrating the incident, Mrs Akindemowo Bolatito, the administrator of Chimola School, said it was a parent who alerted her about the development.

“This morning I got a call from a parent who told me that our driver wanted to speak with me. When I spoke with the driver, he told me that the school bus had been hijacked at gunpoint and Omolayo Ojo, an attendant, was also taken away.”

“He said the gunmen were three on a motorcycle and that one of the residents had informed the police,” she said in an interview.

Meanwhile, Omolayo Ojo, the abducted official of the school was later freed.

Speaking after the incident, Ojo said the gunmen threatened to harm her if she did not cooperate with them.

The victim said she was taken to an unknown destination and she found her way back to Akure after asking for directions from people she met on her way, after she was allowed to go.