Just In: Again, Gunmen Abduct Passengers Along Benin-Auchi Road


Gunmen on Tuesday struck again on the Benin-Auchi road and abducted unspecified number of passengers.

Recall gunmen held siege to this same road December 3 and took a reasonable number of passengers hostage.

On this latest abduction, the ‎gunmen were said to have attacked an Abuja bound commercial bus traveling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen.

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According to eyewitnesses, several of the passengers “were forcefully taken into the bush‎”.

The police would neither confirm nor deny the incident, as spokesman of the E‎do State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police, would not respond to calls and SMS sent to his mobile phone.


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