Police in Kwara on Sunday confirmed a gun attack on travellers in the state on Saturday.
Police spokesman, ASP Okasanmi Ajayi, told Afrika Eyes in Ilorin that the gunmen shot the driver of an 18 seaters commercial bus with REG NO XC 167 MUN, along Obbo Ayegunle- Osi-road, Kwara State.
He said the gunmen shot into the vehicle and fatally injured the driver one Akeem ‘M’ saw name unknown and one Mama Ariye ‘F’ both of Obbo Ayegunle town and abducted yet to be specified numbers of passengers.
“On receipt of the information by the police in Obbo Ayegunle, policemen, vigilante, local hunters and available members of sister agencies on ground immediately raced to the scene. Bodies of the dead were retrieved and deposited at Carosi Hospital mortuary for autopsy ,while they stormed the bushes in an effort to get the victims rescued.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo has directed a massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous crime and gave a marching order to the Area Commander and the Divisional Police officers covering the area to move into the bushes to ensure that the kidnapped victims were rescued and the kidnappers arrested.
While empathizing with the families of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police assures that the perpetrators of the crime would be smoked out from wherever they may be hiding.
Meanwhile, the CP has directed a 24 hourly patrol of the area in conjunction with other sister security agencies to boost the confidence of the people and to also prevent any further attacks in the area.