Sunday, May 9, 2021
Home Hunters searching for abducted doctor, nurse attacked in Ogun, 2 shot, vehicles,...

Hunters searching for abducted doctor, nurse attacked in Ogun, 2 shot, vehicles, bikes burnt

Local hunters searching for the medical doctor and a nurse abducted along Abeokuta-Imeko road in Ogun State have been attacked by gunmen in the bush.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that the doctor, Oladunni Odetola, who is the head of General Hospital, Imeko and a nurse, one Mrs Bamgbose, were kidnapped while travelling in a Toyota Camry car marked KTU 584 FR, on Wednesday night.

It was said that the gunmen came out from the bush around Olubo village to attack their targets and took them away, leaving their car at the middle of the road.

Since the abduction, local hunters, it was gathered, have been mobilised to rescue the medical personnel from the gunmen.

26 local vigilantes were deployed for the rescue mission, with 10 motorcycles and two cars, our correspondent reliably gathered.

However, the search party were reportedly ambushed by the gunmen, who were said to have engaged them with AK-47 rifles, injuring two of the hunters.

DAILY POST learnt that the kidnappers set the two vehicles on fire as they also burnt nine of the 10 motorbikes at Odetedo-Idi-Iroko, Imeko.

It was gathered that the kidnappers have contacted the family of their abductees, demanding a ransom of N20million.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had earlier confirmed that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers.

Oyeyemi could not be reached for further reactions as at the time this report was filed.

Hunters searching for abducted doctor, nurse attacked in Ogun, 2 shot, vehicles, bikes burnt

Read More

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Sam Allardyce reacts to being relegated from Premier League

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has reacted after he suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career. The Baggies...

Abia govt confirms gunmen attack on police station

The Abia government has confirmed that the Mike Okiro Police Station located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli road, close to the Ubani market, was attacked Sunday morning. John...

Tension as truck ladden with live bullets falls, spills content in Onitsha

There was tension in Onitsha on Sunday following the discovery of a truck fully loaded with live bullets. Security operatives immediately beseiged the commercial city...

Niger boat accident death toll hits 28

The authorities in Niger State have confirmed the death of 28 persons in a boat mishap in Shiroro Local Government Area. The Snarkin Kasuwan (Head...