The Ondo State Police command has confirmed that the hijack of a Bus belonging to a private school in Oba-Ile, Akure North council area of the state.
Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami in an interview with newsmen in Akure on Thursday, doused the tension saying the incident was a pure case of robbery.
He said the Police networks within and outside the state, have been contacted about the development.
Mr Salami added that the Bus would be retrieved, while assuring parents that the incident was not a case of kidnapping, as evident in some parts of the country.
“Initially we were thinking that the perpetrators would kidnap the lady but from all indication, they are after the School Bus.
“We all are on the trail of the robbers and arrest would be made as soon as possible.
“We have told our men to be kn the alert, especially those manning banks across the state.
“I want to assure parents that it is a pure case of robbery. Thank God, the freed lady had told us that they spoke fluent Yoruba to her. Hence, we have nothing to fear. It is not a case of banditry as experienced in some parts of the country,” Salami said.
It was gathered the gunmen missed their target as no pupil was inside the bus when they struck at about 6.30am.
Narrating her ordeal, the staff who gave her name as Omolayo Ojo, said the abductors blocked them and brought out a gun and a battle axe.
She said they dragged the driver out but took her along as they drove away.
Ojo stated when they got to the bush, they asked her to cooperate and requested about her name and her father’s.
She said they asked her to start running but she didn’t know her way.
“An Okada rider gave me N500 and showed me the way to town from where I took a transport to Akure.