59 passengers narrowly escape death as bandits attack, burn Ifesinachi luxurious bus at Ijebu-Ode

About fifty-nine passengers narrowly escaped tragedy as suspected kidnappers attacked and looted their bus before setting it ablaze along the Ijebu-Ode-Benin expressway.

The passengers, en route to the southeast for Easter celebrations, were waylaid at Oke Ado Junction, Ijebu Imushin.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Omolola Odutola.

His words: “It happened in Oke Ado junction at Ijebu Mushin. A luxury bus of Mercedes Benz was burnt down.

“The vehicle was coming from Maza Maza before it encountered the hoodlums. No reference to gun was made. They (the hoodlums) carried cutlasses.

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“The 59-seater bus was said to be operated by Ifesinachi Transport Ltd.”

Meanwhile, social media influencer, Chude Nnamdi posted a message from one of the passengers who said, “Ifesinachi Motors, we were travelling in the night to come back to the East for Easter celebration, and criminals attacked us in Ijebu Ode along Ore/Benin expressway.

“They robbed us of everything we had, some they stripped half-naked.

“They locked us inside the 59-seater luxury bus and set it ablaze. We thank God that we later escaped; nobody died, but everything we had was collected.

“We thank God that we didn’t lose anyone, but we lost everything we were travelling with and some sustained injuries.

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“This is Ifesinachi Motors that we are travelling with on Friday night, and this attack happened around 2 am”.

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