The Rivers state Police Command has confirmed the attack on a commercial bus owned by God is Good Motors by gunmen at Emohua Local government area of the state.
Initial reports had it that 15 passengers on board the bus including the driver were ambushed and kidnapped on their way from Lagos, at Elibrada, along the East-West road at Emohua at about 7:30Pm, Sunday.
The bus which was ravaged with bullets is still at the scene of the attack close to Emohua Local Government Council at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the Police Command said the report of the incident is being exaggerated.
Spokesman of the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident but played down on the number of victims.
DSP Omoni said only six passengers were on board the bus when the gunmen struck, adding that four out of the six victims have been rescued with two left with the kidnappers.
He further said, “our men have been deployed to comb the bushes in Elibrada and the surrounding environment in search of the remaining two victims and we assure you that we will rescue them.”
When contacted, the management of God is Good Motors in Port Harcourt said they are yet to get a confirmation of the report of the incident.
It will interest you to know that the Emohua route of the East-West road; Rumuji, Elele, Ndele and Elibrada has been notorious for persistent attacks on commercial vehicles who carry out their attacks from as early as 7pm.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, AKU of the Rivers state Police Command embark on daily raids of communities around Emohua while the attacks persists.