Ondo Police confirm hijack of school bus, say it is a case of robbery

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The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the hijack of a bus belonging to a private school in Oba-Ile, Akure North Local government area of the state.

While addressing newsmen in Akure on Thursday, the State Commissioner, Bolaji Salami confirmed the hijack of the school bus, adding that the incident is a pure case of robbery.

He said the Police networks within and outside the state, have been contacted about the development.

He added that the Bus would be retrieved while assuring parents that the incident is not in any way linked to the case of kidnapping.

“Initially we were thinking that the perpetrators would kidnap the lady but from all indication, they are after the School Bus.

“We are all the trail of the robbers and arrest would be made as soon as possible.

“We have warned our men to be at alert, especially those manning banks across the state.

“I want to assure parents that it is a pure case of robbery. Thank God, the freed lady had told us that they spoke fluent Yoruba to her. Hence, we have nothing to fear. It is not a case of banditry as experienced in some parts of the country,” Salami said.

It was, however, gathered that the lady who goes by the name Omolayo, was dropped at a place in Ikota town, but was helped by a bike man to Ilara Mokin, beside Akure the state capital, after the robbers freed her.

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