Gunmen this morning hijacked a school bus in Oba ile Estate in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state, abducting one person who was on duty to convey school children.
The incident which occured around 6:45am while the driver and the attendant were moving round to pick the Pupils of Chimola School, situated inside the Estate.
A source in the school explained that the gunmen numbering about eight who were on motorcycles, rounded the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop.
He said the eight men who were armed with guns, cutlass and some other weapons, dragged the driver down from the vehicle and threatened to kill him.
He said the bus with registration number Lagos LSD 853 FJ with Chimola Schools inscribed on it was driven away by one of the hijackers while others moved away from the scene on motorcycles.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Tee Leo-Ikoro, could not confirm the incident, saying he has not been briefed, but promised to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.