Gunmen kill GUO bus driver, kidnap passengers, abandon 3-yr girl

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Some unknown gunmen reportedly attack GUO motors shuttling passengers from Lagos to the South-East and kidnapped all passengers along the Ikare-Akoko Road of the Akure Expressway on Friday.

The criminal elements shot the driver of the bus and left a little girl of 3-year-old behind after abducting other passengers.

A voice in the video of the incident which was shared by senator Ned Nwoko on his X handle said: “This bus is coming from Lagos. We stopped together at Akure and ate.”

The Senator said this is one of the reasons why people should carry guns for self-defence which he is sponsoring at the National Assembly.

Confirming the incident, GUO Transport Company in a statement said, “GUO Transport Co. wishes to use this medium to confirm that there was a bandit attack on one of our buses en route to Abuja from Lagos.

“The unfortunate incident occurred at about 3:15 pm on Friday, February 9, 2024. Along the Ikare-Akoko area of the Akure Expressway, the kidnappers ambushed and attacked oncoming vehicles, among which was one of the Hiace buses from Lagos with passengers onboard.

This unfortunate event led to the death of our driver at the crime scene, while our passengers are believed to have been held hostage and led into the bush. A child of about three years old was rescued from the scene and handed over to the military personnel on the ground while the family has been contacted.

“Our prayers are with those directly or indirectly affected by this unfortunate incident.

“While we empathise with the families of our slain driver and the families of our kidnapped passengers, we are cooperating with security agencies to ensure a quick and sore release or rescue of our passengers.

“We appreciate the prayers, advice, understanding, and support of the security agencies, our staff, our passengers, and the public at this critical moment.

We also appeal to the government and security agencies to intensify efforts to make our highways safe again,” the company added.

The rate of insecurity in Nigeria is out of control. This comes barely two week after gunmen attacked God Is Good and ABC Transport Companies on the Inele-Eteke Ogugu new road in the Kogi East senatorial district of Kogi State.

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Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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