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Bandits rob travellers, set bus heading to S’east ablaze


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Gunmen on Saturday, attacked and looted a luxury bus at Oke Ado Junction in Ijebu-mushin, on Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway.

The passengers were reportedly on their way to the Southeast for Easter celebrations when the unfortunate incident happened.

The 59-seater bus belongs to Ifesinachi Transport Limited.

After successfully robbing the passengers, the criminal elements decided to set the bus on fire.

While confirming the incident, the police image maker in Ogun State, SP Omolola Odutola said, “It happened in Oke Ado junction at Ijebu Mushin. A luxury Mercedes Benz bus was burnt down. The vehicle was coming from Maza Maza before it encountered the hoodlums. No reference to gun was made. They (the hoodlums) wielded cutlasses.”

Also, speaking on the development, one of the victims of the attack said, “Ifesinachi Motors, we were travelling in the night to come back to the East for Easter celebration, and criminals attacked us in Ijebu Ode along Ore-Benin Expressway.

“They robbed us of everything we had, some they stripped half-naked. They locked us inside the 59-seater luxury bus and set it ablaze. We thank God that we later escaped; nobody died, but everything we had was collected.

“We thank God that we didn’t lose anyone but we lost everything we were travelling with and some sustained injuries.

“This is Ifesinachi Motors that we are travelling with on Friday night and this attack happened around 2 am.

“They stripped us half-naked. You can see it; the people in the vehicle are completely stranded. There are some people who were macheted and some who broke their legs. We have children among us.”

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