Bus Driver Shot Dead As Gunmen Kidnap Passengers In Rivers

A man identified as Jonah Sokolo, a driver with the Abua Odual local government transport service – was shot dead yesterday along Emohua axis of the East West road in Rivers State by kidnappers.

It was gathered that the men of the underworld also abducted passengers on the bus in the attack.

Few months ago, a group of masked gunmen, kidnapped 10 passengers and the driver of a white Toyota Sienna SUV travelling to Port Harcourt from Abua in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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It was gathered that the passengers were accosted by their abductors at the Rumuekpe junction along the East-West Road in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

An eyewitness said that the gunmen came out from a nearby bush, shot into the air and took away the 10 passengers in the vehicle and the driver.

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