Unknown gunmen have hijacked a school bus belonging to Chimola School in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The incident occurred at around 6;45am while the driver and a staff were moving around to pick up the pupils.
It was gathered that the gunmen abducted a staff who was on duty to convey the children to school.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that eight men armed with guns, cutlass, and some other weapons on motorcycles, rounded the school bus forcing the driver to stop. He said the men then dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.
It was also gathered that the bus marked Lagos LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools inscribed on it was driven away by the abductors while others escaped on the motorcycles.
A source said “the driver and the attendant were about to pick the first student when the incident happened. The gunmen rounded the vehicle and came down with dangerous weapons
“The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of them took over the driver’s seat and drove off with the attendant in the bus.
“The whereabouts of the attendant is still unknown but we have reported the incident at the Oba ile Police station.
“This is the first time we are experiencing this kind of situation here. It is quite unfortunate.”
The state police command image maker, Tee Leo Ikoro said the matter was yet to be reported at the command headquarters.