Gunmen abduct Chief Medical Director in Ondo State

Gunmen have kidnapped Dr Olufemi Adeogun, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ondo State General Hospital, Idoani, Ose Local Government Area, alongside a record officer of the hospital, Foluke Ajibola, and another yet to be identified victim

Penpushing reports that, the trio were reported to have been accosted on Monday by the gunmen around Owani/Idoani road in the Southern Senatorial District of the state, an incident confirmed by the Ondo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Tee-Leo Ikor.

The police spokesman speaking on the ugly development on Tuesday said as at the time of filing this report effort are already in place to rescue the victims, adding that police officers are currently combing the forest.

Penpushing further reports that, an associate of the Chief Medical Director who doesn’t want his name mentioned said the driver of the hospital boss was shot in the arm while trying to escape, adding that, he is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Ondo State Government recently launched Operation Amotekun to address the security challenges in the state, while it is also on record that on several occasions how kidnapping for ransom has become rife in many parts of Nigeria despite efforts of security agencies to curb the menace.


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