Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have hijacked a commercial bus with seven passengers on its way to Omoku in Rivers State.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the bus on Sunday around 8pm and whisked the passengers to an unknown destination.
A relative of one of the victims, who gave his name simply as Kennedy, while reporting the incident on a Radio Station, 92.3 Nigeria Info, in Port Harcourt said, his brother and other passengers in the vehicle left Port Harcourt for Omoku around 7pm on Sunday.
He stated, “They left Port Harcourt for Omoku around 7pm; I called by 8pm and my brother’s phone was switched off.
“I kept trying the line but it was not reachable; later, a number called me and said I should bring N1.5m and I said: ‘From where’? The caller immediately switched off the phone as I asked the question.”
He called on security agencies and state government to intervene and rescue his brother and the other victims, adding that the family did not have the kind of money the kidnappers were demanding.
When contacted, the spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident, but promised to find out and get back to our correspondent.
He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this story.