Gunmen numbering about eight on Thursday morning hijacked a school bus with the inscription Chimola School, at Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident, which happened around 6:45am in Oba-Ile Housing Estate, has caused serious panic in the little town.
An eyewitness account to newsmen that the hijackers who were armed with guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons, rode on motorbikes and surrounded the vehicle with registration numberr Lagos LSD 853 FJ which forced the driver to stop.
The driver was dragged down from the bus while one of the gunmen jumped into the driver’s seat and they all zoomed off.
But it could not be ascertained as at the time of filling this report if the attendant who was with the driver in the bus got down from the bus or was driven away with the bus as her whereabouts is not known.
The driver and the attendant had just set out to begin to pick pupils from their homes when the criminals struck.
Fortunately, no pupil had been picked before the incident happened.
Spokesman to the state Police Command, Tee-Leo Ìkorò, a Superintendent of Police, told newsmen he’s yet to be briefed about the incident.