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Benin-Auchi Road Witnesses Another Kidnapping

Gunmen take hostages on Benin-Auchi road

Tuesday turned out to be yet another day of gloom as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers struck yet again on the Benin-Auchi road and successfully abducted an unspecified number of passengers.

The ‎gunmen were said to have attacked a commercial bus bound for Abuja and traveling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen.

According to sources, a large number of the passengers “were forcefully taken into the bush‎”.

It can be recalled that gunmen had held siege to this same road barely a couple of weeks ago, on December 3, and had initially taken a reasonable number of innocent passengers hostage.

Also Read: Three People Reportedly Abducted in Ondo State

The spokesperson of the E‎do State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, would not respond to calls and text messages sent to his mobile phone as at the time of filing this report.

This most recent event adds to the seemingly incessant number of cases of kidnappings along Nigerian highways.

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