According to reports, 14 passengers who were travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State have been kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji near Port-Harcourt and the abductors are reportedly demanding a ransom of one million Naira for the release of each passengers making the ransom a total of 14 million Naira.
The passengers were travelling on Monday in a 14-seater bus owned by one of the popular transport companies, whose name is Whit held, when they were ambushed by the gunmen. All passengers and the driver were held captive and a security agency which is connected to the transport company later found the bus and recovered it from where the incident happened.
The kidnappers contacted their victims’ families demanding for a ransom of 1 million Naira for each victim.
However, following negotiations, the ransom was reportedly reduced to N100,000 per victim. Security agencies have reportedly started carrying out investigations to ensure the victims are released unharmed. The owner of the transport company has also started doing all he can to ensure their release.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP. Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim has confirmed the incident, saying it happened at Rumoji in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.