Gunmen release abducted passengers on GIGM, ABC buses

The abducted passengers on God Is Good Motors (GIGM) and ABC Transport buses have been released by their kidnappers in Kogi State.

This was confirmed by the Kogi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya on Thursday.

But the police did not disclose if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the abductees from the gunmen.

“I can confirm that all the kidnapped victims of God is Good Motors and ABC Transport have regained their freedom. Although whether ransom was paid was not mentioned, “Aya was quoted by PUNCH.

SaharaReporters had reported how some gunmen on Saturday hijacked GIGM and ABC transport buses heading for Abuja from Kogi State, and kidnapped the passengers.

A social media influencer, Chude Nnamdi on Sunday posted that he had received reports about the incident.

“#Breakingnews: The reporting reaching me this morning is that a GIG & ABC transport buses heading to Abuja were hijacked by Kidnappers yesterday in Kogi state,” he had tweeted.

He added the post made by someone who said his wife was one of those kidnapped in the GIGM bus and that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N15 million.

The post read, “Kindly assist raise aware about the hijack of GIG bus by Gunmen at Kogi yesterday and unfortunately my wife was in that bus. The GIG bus left Umuahia at 7.30 am and was hijacked at Kogi State.

“GIG company said they have contacted security services and they are tracking them. The kidnappers phoned this morning via my wife phone and was demanding N15M.”
“Kindly assist create awareness on social media,” it added.