At least 16 travelers are said to have been kidnapped by some suspected gunmen along the Rumuji – Elele axis of the east-west road in Rivers state on Thursday.
The abducted persons, who reportedly departed the Ekeki motor park in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, were intercepted by the gunmen before arriving at their destination in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
The suspected kidnappers reportedly hijacked the victims from the bus conveying them and took them into the bushes.
Confirming the report to Channels Television, the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the police unit has commenced investigation on the incident.
“We are aware of the pockets of criminal activities along the East-West road, we are doing our best to contain these criminal activities, especially kidnapping.
“We have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers and efforts are on to rescue the victims,” said Omoni.