Ondo State Police Command has said the hijack of a school bus in Oba Ile community, Akure North local government area of Ondo State was an armed robbery attempt, and not kidnapping.

A staff of the school was on the bus that was taken away by the hoodlums.

Bolaji Salami, Ondo State Commissioner of Police, in an interview with newsmen said it was a case of robbery and not abduction,’ adding that the school bus taken away by the robbers would be retrieved.

Salami stated that the incident was not a case of kidnapping as is the case in some parts of the country.

“Initially we were thinking that the perpetrators would kidnap the lady but from all indications, they were after the school bus.

“We all are on the trail of the robbers and arrest would be made as soon as possible. We have told our men to be on the alert, especially those manning banks across the state.”

“I want to assure parents that it is a pure case of robbery. Thank God, the freed lady has told us that they spoke fluent Yoruba to her. Hence, we have nothing to fear. It is not a case of banditry as experienced in some parts of the country,” he said.

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