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Armed bandits attacked Ifesinachi bus along Ijebu-Ode-Benin expressway, robbed passersby, and set vehicles ablaze

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In a brazen act of criminality, a luxury bus operated by Ifesinachi Transport Limited Ifesinachi Transport Limited fell victim to attack by hoodlums armed with cutlasses and cugels.

The incident happened at Oke Ado Junction, Ijebu Imushin, along the busy Ijebu-Ode-Benin Motorway, leaving passengers traumatised and stranded.

Reports indicate that the passengers, en route to the southeast for Easter celebrations, were intercepted by the armed assailants, who mercilessly robbed them of their belongings.

Subsequently, the marauders set the bus ablaze, compounding the ordeal faced by the terrified travelers.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola disclosed that the attack occurred at Oke Ado junction in Ijebu Mushin. While no firearms were brandished during the assault, the perpetrators wielded cutlasses with intent to instill fear and coerce compliance.

The luxury Mercedes-Benz bus, with a seating capacity of 59, bore the insignia of Ifesinachi Transport Limited, underscoring the audacity of the assailants in targeting a reputable transportation company.

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Videos circulating on social media, uploaded by eyewitnesses, depict the harrowing ordeal endured by the victims. In these accounts, passengers recount the chilling moments when they were accosted by the bandits, stripped of their possessions, and confined within the burning bus.

Survivors narrated the horror of the attack, recounting how they were subjected to violent robbery before narrowly escaping the inferno. Despite the fortunate absence of fatalities, many suffered injuries, with some sustaining machete wounds and broken limbs.

The despicable act has sent shockwaves throughout the region, highlighting the vulnerability of night travelers to criminal elements operating along major highways.

The brazenness of the attack underscores the need for enhanced security measures to safeguard the lives and property of citizens.

As investigations into the incident commence, authorities are urged to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and ensure that justice is served.

The heinous nature of the crime underscores the imperative for concerted efforts to combat the scourge of highway banditry and restore confidence in Nigeria’s transportation networks.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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