Vigilantes Intercept Buses Conveying School Children to Unknown Location in Rivers

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Members of a local vigilante group on Wednesday apprehended three kidnap suspects in the Rumuekini community in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The suspects were arrested while conveying about 25 school children in two buses.

A member of the local vigilante, Job Peter said the suspects came in two buses and the school children were between the ages of five and 12.

He explained that one of the buses was apprehended while the second bus fled.

It was however unclear if the bus that fled was carrying some of the school children.

Job said before handing over the suspects and the children to the police, the suspects said they were taking the children to Egbeda in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State for voters’ registration.

Another member of the vigilante group said the children were lured with N1,000.

In the meantime, the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko has assured that an investigation into the matter has commenced.

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