Fifteen students of Abayi International School, Aba, were on Monday morning abducted in their school bus in Abia State.
The driver of the bus had picked the children at designated points and was on the way to school when the suspected kidnappers struck. It is learnt that a Toyota Camry saloon car blocked the bus and the occupants, and men brandishing guns alighted and ordered it to stop.
“As the driver came down, the hoodlums collected his cell phone and ordered him to lie face down while they drove off with the pupils towards Etche in Rivers (State),” an eyewitness told NAN.
Most of the abducted students are said to be mostly nursery and primary school pupils.
Geoffrey Ogbonna speaking to the press moments after informed that he was yet to get any report on the incidence but later telling the BBC that efforts had been intensified to find the whereabouts of the children. The abductors have demanded a ransom of 20 million naira (128,900 dollars, 95,650 euros).