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Abducted passengers of GIGM, ABC buses regain freedom

No less than 14 travelers recently abducted by gunmen at Inele Eteke, in Olalamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State have regained their freedom.

Public Relations Officer of the Kogi state police command, SP William Ovye, confirmed on Thursday evening that the passengers have been freed.

“Just been informed by the DPO that, all the kidnapped victims of God is Good Motors, GIG and ABC have regained their freedom”, the spokesperson said.

Recall that the armed bandits had on Saturday, February 3, 2024, hijacked two buses belonging to GIG and ABC transport companies and whisked away about 14 passengers to an unknown destination.

According to reports, God is Good Motors (GIGM) was carrying 12 passengers while the travelers abducted from ABC transport were two.

Abductors of the 14 passengers of Abuja-bound buses had contacted families of the victims, demanding N15M as ransom. It is currently unclear if the ransom was paid prior to the release of the abductees.

Meanwhile, in other news…

The mysterious reappearance of a 17-year-old boy in Cameroon, whom medical professionals believed to be dead, has left many in disbelief and confusion.

The teenager identified as Poupog Kevin had been declared dead from drowning, but he was found sitting outside a mortuary at CEBEC hospital in Bonaberi, Douala over a week later.

The incident attracted a large crowd as they gathered to catch a glimpse of the body of the ‘boy who came back to life.’

Local media reported that the 17-year-old had gone to swim at Bellevue Hotel in Douala and he drowned in the pool on Sunday, Jan. 28. His body was then deposited in the mortuary.

Eight days after Kevin drowned, mortuary attendants found him sitting outside the mortuary on Monday, February 5. The deceased who had been naked when placed in the mortuary was seen wearing a white robe and underwear.