A member staff of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, who was among the five school Children and Four Staffs of the School kidnapped by gunmen in Ekiti, Mrs Omolola Awoyo has recounted the tragic incident of how the school bus driver was killed by the kidnappers due to perceived disobedience.
According to her, the kidnappers were displeased with the man’s way of talking, and the situation escalated when one of the women, sleeping at a specific point, was asked to move due to ants by the driver.
She noted that this action was interpreted as a violation of the kidnappers’ order not to talk. She stated that subsequently, one of the gunmen, expressing anger at the perceived disobedience, declared the intention to kill the man and he was shot in the buttocks, leading to his death.
She said in an interview with Punch, ”I think they were not pleased with the way the man was talking. But the day he was killed, one of the women slept at a point, and the driver asked her to shift from there because of ants. The woman shifted but the Kidnappers felt he defiled their orders not to talk. One of the gunmen said, ‘You have refused to take our order not to talk, I will kill you.’ Then they shot at his buttocks. After killing him, they said we should stand and move to another side.”