People living near the Eke-Onuimo, in Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday were forced out of their homes as suspected herdsmen abducted over 10 passengers on board a commercial vehicle heading to Owerri.

The incident which happened exactly at Arondizuogu-Okigwe express road at about 8 am eyewitnesses said forced motorists to park by the roadside while the suspected armed herders made away with their victims. The eyewitnesses claimed that the suspected Fulani herdsmen believed to be harbouring around the area jumped out from the bush and abducted the Sienna vehicle fully loaded with passengers and matched them into the bush in the area.

The source revealed that the herdsmen also stopped another commercial vehicle and abducted 3 passengers from it and letting others go.

When contacted to comment on the incident, the State police command Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana could not respond to calls put through to his line by TheSun.

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