Posted on Mon 20 May 2019, 11:00 AM

A passenger was killed and seven others abducted by gunmen suspected to be cattle herders at the Okada junction on the Benin-Lagos expressway.

According to Punch, a relative of one of the victims explained that the bus, which belongs to one of the popular transport companies based in Benin, took off from Ajah in Lagos and was heading to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, when it ran into the armed herdsmen, who had laid siege to the highway, robbing and kidnapping innocent travellers.

Mohammed DanMallam, the Edo State Commissioner of Police confirmed the incident in a telephone interview stating that the policemen at the nearest checkpoint were deployed immediately to arrest the situation. 

picture He said; “The police were able to rescue the victims unhurt but unfortunately, one of the passengers, who tried to escape during the abduction, was killed by the gunmen. The police went after the kidnappers in the bush and succeeded in rescuing the victims,”

 

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