The Rivers State Police Command has condemned the attack on a commercial driver by gun-wielding kidnappers along the Abonema-Degema-Emuoha Road in Rivers State.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent assured of reduced attacks on the route.
Iringe-Koko also assured that the state Commissioner of Police, Friday Ebuka had placed some security personal on alert on the route.
She also advised resident within the area to go about their daily activities without fear and to report any suspicious movement to the police or other law enforcement agencies
She said, “The Commissioner of Police recently deployed a tactical team to that area, and if you check, there have been reduced attacks there.”
Recall that a commercial driver, Godwin Deewii, recently escaped with 18 passengers from gun-wielding kidnappers along the Abonema-Degema-Emuoha Road in Rivers State on Sunday.
Deewii while narrating the story, said the gunmen wanted to hijack his fully loaded bus travelling from Abali Park in Port Harcourt to Abonema, a Kalabari-speaking community in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.
The commercial driver Godwin Deewii in a chat with newsmen also disclosed that the miscreants emerged from a nearby bush and tried to stop him, but sensing danger, he accelerated and sped off.
Deewii said the hoodlums shot in his direction, but he managed to escape with all the occupants of the vehicle through a bad spot at a popular junction, Isreal-Ama.
“Their plan was to kill me, to destabilise my movement so they could get the bus and my passengers. But God gave me wisdom; I was able to jump through the gallop and save everybody,” he added.
The commercial bus driver also frown that despite the injuries he sustained, none of the passengers appreciated his courage.
He also called on the Rivers State police to beef up security within the route.