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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Robbers attack commercial bus, rape 18 female passengers

Eighteen women aboard a commuter luxury bus were reportedly raped in the wee hours of Thursday March 8th, by armed bandits few kilometres from Okene, Kogi State. The victims, comprising single and married women, were among passengers in the ill-fated bus with a Lagos registration number XM753 AKD, operated by a popular transport company (name withheld), which was travelling from Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, to Abuja, when the incident occurred at about 2.am.


One of the victims, who narrated the episode to Daily Sun, said the journey had been smooth from Port Harcourt till a short distance from Okene, when they ran into an ambush laid by the robbers.

“I was asleep when suddenly, I heard the sound of gunshots. The robbers shot at the driver’s side in a bid to force the vehicle to a halt. It was then I realised that they had barricaded the road with logs of wood. Then, they ordered all of us to disembark and marched us into the bush.

After dispossessing us of our money and other valuable items, then, they raped all the women in the bus, numbering about 18, one after the other. It was a traumatic experience which lasted for about three hours,”, one of the female victims who declined giving her name recounted.

Daily Sun learnt that it was indeed a pathetic scene as some of the female victims who could not conceal their pains wept profusely as they narrated their ordeal when the bus arrived its terminal at the Utako district of Abuja at about 10 am yesterday.

Kogi State police spokesman, ASP Okasanmi Ajayi, however, said the incident was not officially reported at the command. “I have made contacts to the various police divisions, but there is no record of the incident,” he told Daily Sun on phone

Source: Daily Sun

39 comments:

Pjobaby said...

Rape! That's what I fear most as a woman. I pity the women... But then, night journies aren't safe though they can be convenient.

Anonymous said...

The culprits will never escape the full judgment of God...AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Truth be told, if they dont report it nothing will be done. How can you rape 18 women. My the worse come their way

Anonymous said...

ONOME says........................
18 women raped?????Jesus.......
2am?I remember the first time I traveled by road at 1am in England I was so scared;my cousins kept reassuring me that it was safe;until we got to the end of the journey i no gree sleep.It's an experience I CAN NEVER TRY IN NIGERIA;NEVER EVER...
And of course the police commisioner has no idea of the incident....SHAME ON YOU SIR!!
Sisters;dry your eyes o;ndoooo;it don happen e don happen.Tears will not unwind what has happened.GO STRAIGHT TO A HOSPITAL FOR PROPHYLACTIC ANTIRETROVIRALS AND START TAKING THEM SHARP SHARP.You may have reactions to the drugs;keep taking them.Also get Postinor tablets and take;you do not want to have a beast DNA as a child
So sorry about this.....

Anonymous said...

They should mention the name of the bus company so that all people will be aware. if the company were not prepared to report the matter then they should be exposed and put the company to shame.
The driver could have organised the whole show

Anonymous said...

They should mention the name of the bus company so that all people will be aware. if the company were not prepared to report the matter then they should be exposed and put the company to shame.
The driver could have organised the whole show

Anonymous said...

God help Nigeria. God heal the hearts of those affected. May no negative aftermath come their way in Jesus name. Amen... It will be well. looong Sigh!

Fredilia Ogbonna said...

Corpers died travelling, women raped and robbed on a journey... it's so sad when one thinks of these things. Most drivers are reckless, bad roads, heartless perpetrators of crime, porous security system, corrupt officials...who do we blame? My only prayer, 'God please show thy mercy and lead us to our destiny as individuals and as a nation' Amen!
http://frediliadtruthuncensored.blogspot.com

diva said...

@ Anon. 5:42am & 5:44am, its either you are an illiterate or simply have no sense.How can you possibly put the blame on the bus company? how is it their fault that they were doing one of their usual daily night trips and unfortunately bumped into robbers. there's nothing new abt this issue, it happens all the time. Robberies are very common with night trips and the people who do these trips are very much aware of the risk that they are taking to travel at night in a country were security and the safety of its citizens are not guaranteed. its jst by the special grace of God that some travel at night and get to their destinations hassle free.
let us always use our sense b4 commenting.

kcee said...

So people still travel by night buses. I can never do that. At least they should thank their God they came out alive.

Anonymous said...

the company name has nothing to do with the case. There was an incident which affected the occupants of a commercial bus near okene.

Anonymous said...

Pele guys. Let's fenk ǦØD̶̲̥̅̊ for dier lives. We will get Τ̣̣ђёre in dis nation one day. A police has ₪☺ case to answer since d incident wasn't reported in d 1st place. Arm robbers with kongi wetin Naija ₪☺ go produce? Smh
....Olusegun

Anonymous said...

I nva like police wht record? Wht a pety to the victims take hrt such is life

I am, the no Sender. said...

Na wa. This na big shame. Why rape? Why? It's just so evil and inhuman. My prayer for them; non of them go contract HIV or any veneral disease. May thunder fire and expose the robbers to their doom. May osukosu nwampi suwonnwo. May life rape them too. May no women on this blog and any of our female relatives experience this evil o! In Jesus Name, Amen.

BLOGLORD said...

@ PJOBABY
u just said my mind. thats d worst thing that can ever happen to any lady. may God punish the culprits. they will def meet their waterloo.
ndi-oshi! chukwuna ekwe ne ka madu fu ife ojor biko

Anonymous said...

who is hiding the name of that bus company reveal it so that we women can be aware of it and stay well aware fro using them nonsense in this day and age we acnnot be safe in naija nawa ooo

alex b 2 said...

can dis story be true ? 18 ladies all raped by one man is dat man sex starved can go and fuck ashweo instead looking for free fuck !

Anonymous said...

it shall never be well with those rapist..... i feel so sorry for the victims

Anonymous said...

May dos robbers neva experience gud tinz in their lyfetyme after subjectin pple mothers nd sisters to dis great pains nd tears. Nemesis will soon catch dem all.

Anonymous said...

Hw can u expect one man bandit to stop and operate a robbery...they cld be abt 8 or 10...

Anonymous said...

May God comfort all the women and heal their souls. Those rapists will receive their reward.

Charles said...

Speechless...Wish the ladies well...I hope this country sorts itself out....MEN!!! www.techinfomania.com

Anonymous said...

If there was a god, this would be the perfect time for him to show himself and smite the criminals that committed these terrible acts. "GOd's" silence/powerlessness in the face of such atrocity should serve as a clarion call to Nigerians to stop waiting for divine help and get their shit together. It's up to us.

Anonymous said...

God wil help nigerians, this is nt boko haram again but we hear evil news day after day... All evil perpetrators wil neva prosper

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to think having a government doesn't work for everybody. You wake up in Nigeria and your heart dies a little bit at a time throughout the day because of one bad thing or another. We do not have a government because every single sector in this country reeks of incompetence. We only seemed able to rule ourselves in smaller numbers. From 1914 we were ruled by force until 1960. Since 1960 we have known no peace. What is it?!

Anonymous said...

Its such a pity. May God console dem go to d hospital as smone av sugggestd bt seriously dat company was in business and shld av an escort. Dey shld at least pay dia hosp bills if dia bus wia to be damaged sebi dey will collect insurance guys lets say d fact witout bn sentimental. Stop let evry1 stop travelling at night for day person go see wetin wan kill am korokoro

bukky said...

lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

Women una sori, make una use drugs so dat una bodies go de ok,bcose those men are very bad,dat is why they are call thieft, bt i blive say nna noly GOD fit judge they,

Anonymous said...

One word!†ђξ world Ȋ̝̊̅§ comin to an end.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian Doctor Charged With Raping Patient Faces New Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct:
Linda, why haven't you posted the story of this Nigeria/American Doctor.... Dr Edwin Njoku raping women? Is it because he's not Yoruba? Does it mean this story is no news because he's Igbo? Post this news and prove that you're not a Yoruba hater and jealous of Yorubas like most Igbos are.

Uzo said...

y do I have this strong feeling that the police have a hand in all this scandals. They were asked to get off the road so they either handed over their guns to the rapists or did it themselves so that they can be called back on the road. Pls if it is N20 N20 that will make this ill stop, they should go back to the roads.

Anonymous said...

The gleeful statement that no report was made to the police was adding an insult to injury. It shows that intelligence gathering in the police is dead. Why should police exhibit its ignorance of security happenings so much. Shouldn't the entire hierarchy of the police be sacked and new one constituted. The police has failed and that is why robbers, militants and boko harams are having field day.
To the raped, please take care of your health. No one can take away your pride.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD. SOMEONE TOLD ME SHE WAS RAPED FROM THIS SAME DESTINATION AND SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES. I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THOSE RUNS. GOD FORGIVE ME.. I AM GOING TO SEARCH FOR HER, GOD FORGIVE ME FOR DOUBTING HER.

sleekreek said...

This is terrible......but everyone should know that night traveling should not be an option for anyone in dis country,,,,,traveling during the day sef has so many risks attached to it......may God console the affected women and they should seek medical attention quickly and as for the robbers/rapists,,,,may the wrath of God visit them......

Anonymous said...

Saddened by this story.The truth is,that Okene highway has been a hotspot for armed robbers travelling from the East to Abuja or Kano in the past 5 years.It is a notorious highway robbery spot and yet you hardly see soldiers securing that route.
During my service year (travelling from Onitsha to Kano), whenever our bus get close to Okene,our hearts are always in our mouth because armed robbers terrorize the Okene highway a lot.On passing it,we always exhale sighs of relief.I nearly had a close shave with them in 2009 but our driver was alert; when we spotted them,we disembarked and ran for our dear life. We returned to our bus when the coast was cleared.
Government should do something about the Okene highway robberies.It is almost a daily occurence.

Anonymous said...

WONDERS!!!!....I HEAR SAY NA CHISCO BUS O!

lulu said...

oga commissioner u wuldnt knw abt dis, if its 20 naira nw u ll knw. Shameless people God punish u. Thank God 4 journey mercies all dis times i had 2 travel at nite 4rm osha 2 postikum-yobe 4 more dan 12 hours all in d name of nysc GoD saw me through. If d is any thing i dread in dis life as a woman is RAPE. I cnt even wish my enemy dat. I can never travel by Nite again. My people take heart abeg!

Anonymous said...

It very bad people should takke causion

Anonymous said...

We cannot over-emphasise the need for immediate medical attention for the ladies. Please follow ONOME's instruction below;
GO STRAIGHT TO A HOSPITAL FOR PROPHYLACTIC ANTIRETROVIRALS AND START TAKING THEM SHARP SHARP.You may have reactions to the drugs;keep taking them.Also get Postinor tablets and take;you do not want to have a beast DNA as a child
So sorry about this.....
The heart of man is desperately wicked, .........

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