We are studying the sutuation – Police
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Confusion on Thursday trailed the alleged kidnap of unspecified number of travellers by suspected bandits along Arondizuogu, Okigwe road in Imo state.
Vanguard gathered from the area that two vehicles were attacked but one escaped. An ITC bus and a Seina vehicle.
Different versions of the story said that three persons were marched into the forest by the armed men, others said that some of them were disppossed of their valuables and later asked them to go back into their vehicle.
According to some of the said survivors, a female said that, “They stopped us and took away three persons out of our vehicles and when I told them that I was pregnant. They asked me to go back.”
Another man, who identified himself as a driver, claimed that, “The Siena vehicle at my back they forced all the people in that vehicle to go inside the bush.”
Another eyewitness who spoke to Vanguard said: “The boys first of all attacked an ITC, bus and the driver was able to escape before the next vehicle a siena, now ran into them, the boys ordered the passengers to come down collected their phones, money and other valuables and later asked them to enter back to their vehicle.”
But reacting, the office of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, said: “As regards the video making rounds on the Internet; we have not gotten any brief regarding the incident. We will keep u posted as soon as we get any credible information.”