Fourteen passengers travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, have been kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji, near Port-Harcourt.
Security sources told Punch correspondent on Thursday that the incident occurred on Monday.
It was gathered that the gun-wielding hoodlums waylaid the bus and dragged all occupants into a nearby bush from where they were whisked away.
Punch Metro gathered that the hoodlums, who had contacted the family of the victims, demanded N1m ransom on each for the passengers.
A source said, "The gunmen have reduced the ransom to N100,000 for each of the passengers.
"The 14-seater bus was travelling to Port Harcourt when the men waylaid it and kidnapped all occupants, including the driver."
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident.
He however, explained that the kidnap happened at Rumoji in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and not in his domain (Delta State).
"The incident actually happened in Rumoji in Port Harcourt and not in Delta State.
"The passengers were travelling from Delta State to Port Harcourt, in Rivers State. They were kidnapped in Rumoji in Rivers State," he added.