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Gunmen hijack school bus in Ondo

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Gunmen have hijacked a school bus in a housing estate in Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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According to a report by Channels TV, the incident occurred early on Thursday morning when the driver of the bus and the attendant were going round to pick the pupils.

Fortunately, they were yet to pick any pupil when they were accosted by the armed men.

The school bus with registration number Lagos LSD 853 FJ has the name of the school written on it.

It was gathered that the suspects, riding on motorcycles and armed with guns, machetes, and other dangerous weapons forced the vehicle to stop and dragged the driver out.

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One of the armed men seized the vehicle and drove off with the attendant inside while the remaining members of the group fled the scene with the motorcycles.

The spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he had not been briefed about the incident.

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