Ssupected gunmen have hijacked a commercial bus and abducted all the 18 passengers on board the vehicle in Rivers State.

Bounce News gathered that the gunmen struck at about 6:58 a.m on Wednesday close to Evekwu area of Emohua Local Council of Rivers State.

The bus was said to be travelling along the East-West Road from Ahoada town to Port Harcourt when the incident occurred.

Having successfully intercepted the bus, the gunmen then diverted all the 18 passengers into the bush.

The incident, which caused pandemonium in the area, forced motorists travelling to and fro the East-West Road to congregate around Emohua until the arrival of security agents an hour later to clear the way for them.

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According to a source, when drivers plying the road heard news of the incident, they stopped working, leaving people travelling outside Port Harcourt stranded.

The source also alleged that the gunmen attacked and vandalised the car he boarded, after hijacking the 18-seater commercial bus.

But when the Police Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, was contacted, he denied knowledge of the attack.

He promised to provide details as soon as they are available. He is yet to do that as at the time of filing the report.

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