Gunmen abduct two prospective youth corpers at East-West road

Lorine Emenike

Unknown gunmen have abducted two prospective National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, prospectives along the Emohua axis of the East-West road.

They were travelling to the NYSC orientation camp in Nonwa Gbam, Tai Local Government Area of the state when the gunmen intercepted their vehicle.

It was learned that the bandits on the eve of Tuesday had accosted the private transportation bus, Libra Motors, and kidnapped over 14 passengers including the driver.

The incident as gathered, happened around Evekwu Community axis of Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

It was learned that the bandits had kidnapped the passengers from the bus and moved them into the bush leaving the bus by the roadside.

However, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development said efforts are on to the rescue the victims.

Omoni, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police, noted that the abductors kidnapped three passengers and the driver, adding that management of the transportation firm confirmed that the bus was from the take-off point.

He disclosed that the police have recovered the vehicle, adding that efforts are on to track down the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, the police have smashed a three-man robbery gang terrorising Mile 3 area of Port Harcourt and recovered guns.

Omoni, who confirmed the development, said the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be prosecuted accordingly on completion of the investigation.