Gunmen hijack three vehicles on East-West road, scores kidnapped

Scores of travellers have been allegedly kidnapped when gunmen hijacked three vehicles along the Emuoha area of the East-West road in Rivers State.

This came few days after three kidnapped passengers along the kalabari-Emuoha road regained their freedom.

In the latest incident, it was learnt that the gunmen diverted the passengers to a nearby forest in the area at about 8 pm on Wednesday, following an ambush in Evekwu -Rumuodogo communities in Emuoha.

A member of local vigilante group in the area who confirmed the incident said the vehicles which were travelling to Port Harcourt from various destinations included a commercial bus filled with passengers, a Siena carrying goods and another private vehicle.

The actual number of occupants in tje vehicles could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, but the source said all the travellers were moved into the nearby forest.

The vigilante said he and some of his colleagues managed to trace the footsteps of the captives after the incident occurred, but could not go further for fear of the unknown.

It was gathered that some policemen from the Rumuji division visited the scene on Thursday morning.

When contacted, the acting spokesperson of the state police command, Grace Iringe-koko, said she was yet to get the report.

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