Gunmen believed to be kidnappers have reportedly seized a GUO Motors bus traveling from Lagos State in the South-West to the South-East, abducting all the passengers on board.
The kidnappers reportedly killed the driver of the bus and left a little girl behind after kidnapping her parents alongside other passengers.
Although we could not ascertain the exact location of the incident that was said to have happened on Friday, voices in a video of the incident shared by Senator Ned Nwoko on his X (formerly Twitter) said that the vehicle was coming from Lagos.
In the video seen on Saturday, a voice said “This bus is coming from Lagos. We stopped together at Akure and ate.”
Meanwhile, the Senator has decried the attack, noting that this was one of the reasons for the law on self-defence which he is sponsoring at the National Assembly.
Senator Nwoko, who expressed dismay over the handling of the kidnapping menace by the security agencies, said that perhaps if the driver had a gun or any of the passengers, the kidnappers wouldn’t certainly have their way.
The attack has attracted angry reactions from Nigerians who also shared the same belief that if this is law on self-defence and residents can carry arms, the kidnapping monster would certainly be teamed.
This was reported to have happened to GUO yesterday. They killed the driver, left the small girl there, and kidnapped all the passengers.
This is the reason for the Law on self defense.
If the driver had a gun or any of the passengers, the kidnappers wouldn’t certainly have… pic.twitter.com/GbWVlGEWP7
— Senator (Dr.) Prince Ned Nwoko (@Prince_NedNwoko) February 10, 2024