According to an online report, some passengers in Agofure bus travelling from Ughelli in Delta to Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital, have been attacked by gunmen. It was gathered that the passengers were robbed and kidnapped by the gunmen who also killed the driver. Report has it that only a lady with an injured leg was let go.
The attack reportedly happened few moments ago at Ndele axis of the East-West road in Rivers state.
Facebook user Dymphna Akusu wrote;Just happening. Agofure bus from Ughelli to PH robbed and passengers kidnapped, only one lady with bad leg freed, at the Ndele axis. Driver shot dead.In Rivers State, kidnapping has become a nightmare, forcing residents to live in fear. Daily Trust on Sunday writes on how the kidnappers operate and the ugly experiences victims go through.
Rivers State, which was known for peace, serene and green environment, is becoming unsafe. Residents, especially those in Oyigbo, Port Harcourt, Eleme, Ubima and Ahoada, among others, are living in fear. Commuters that ply the Elele-Ubima-Omeleru-Owerri road have tales of woes to tell as kidnappers seem to have a grip on them. While these criminal elements operate at random, the security agencies look the other way. Kidnapping seems to be a profitable business as persons who indulge in it see it as an easy means of getting rich quickly.Those that are involved in the crime appear to be well organised. They work in a coordinated form. It is said that the bandits have a transport and logistics department. They also have information technology, contact, information, finance and security departments.
The transportation and logistics department handles movement of their captives from the point of abduction to the final destination. It involves the use of vehicles, boats and trekking. The use of vehicle starts when the victim is abducted and dragged into a waiting vehicle. The captive is finally taken into a thick forest where he is handed over to another group that will take the person on a long trek that will finally end up in their den.
The information technology department handles all communication matters, such as profiling the victim’s phone contact, applications and financial capability. Those in charge of this unit also monitor the inflow of text massages to know when bank alert comes in. A kidnap victim told our correspondent how his abductors intercepted an alert of N500,000 from his phone immediately he was abducted. Source; Nairaland
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