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Scores of travellers allegedly kidnapped by herdsmen in Imo




No less than, twenty travellers on their option to Enugu State have reportedly been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen.


DAILY POST gathered that the abductors had been working alongside the Okigwe-Onuimo axis in Okigwe LGA of Imo State.

One of many passengers who allegedly witnessed the incident stated the herdsmen, disguised as law enforcement officials, intercepted the 18 seater bus they had been travelling to Enugu in and ordered three passengers into a close-by bush.

He stated the herdsmen additionally commandeered a sienna bus totally loaded with passengers, together with the driving force.

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He stated, “Fulani herdsmen had been armed and disguised as law enforcement officials at a checkpoint alongside Okigwe highway.

“They surrendered us and took away three travellers from the 18 seater-bus and all of the travellers in a sienna bus additionally going to Enugu.

“The worst is that there was no signal of safety brokers and no accessible technique of contacting them.

“As you may see, passengers who’re fortunate, are nonetheless in a panic mode as a result of no one is aware of the place the others had been taken to,” he narrated.

In the meantime, efforts to achieve the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, proved abortive as his quantity was not reachable.

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