Doctor kidnapped as gunmen attack ambulance in Ondo

Doctor kidnapped as gunmen attack ambulance in Ondo

- An ambulance has been attacked by unknown gunmen in Ondo state

- Medical personnel in the abulance where reportedly abducted by the gunmen

- A security personnel in the ambulance was also injured during the attack

A medical doctor has reportedly been kidnapped after unknown gunmen attacked an ambulance on the Ondo-Edo expressway on Friday, June 14.

The Cable reports that the ambulance was conveying medicine used in treating Lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck.

The ambulance was also conveying other medical personnel according to the source.

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A source who spoke to the press said a police officer who was in the vehicle was shot at while the attackers abducted some of the medical personnel in the ambulance.

“The team was traveling in the bus (ambulance) to deliver the medical equipment meant to fight the Lassa Fever when the gunmen struck on Benin road.

“They ambushed, and attacked the medical team and later shot at the security personnel in the vehicle as I was told, they kidnapped those in the ambulance," the source said.

Recall that recently reported that Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday, June 9, claimed that his convoy was attacked by a gang of kidnappers.

Akeredolu, who did not mention the exact date of the incident, said the suspects ran into the bush when the orderly attached to him opened fire on them. The governor also boasted that he cannot be abducted.

The governor, however, declared that he and his colleagues are working towards ending the “siege to the southwest.”

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Meanwhile, there is palpable fear in the south western part of Nigeria following the growing cases of kidnappings especially along the Ibadan-Akure expressway.

The fear was recently further compounded with the claim by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state that he was attacked along the same road and that his security aides saved the situation. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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