According to a report, a search party of 26 hunters set up to rescue an abducted medical doctor and a nurse was ambushed recently by gunmen suspected to be notorious Fulani kidnappers in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The vehicles used in the rescue mission were set ablaze by the gunmen who ambushed the hunters
The doctor identified as Oladunnni Odetola, who is the head of the state General Hospital, Imeko, was kidnapped alongside a nurse identified as Mrs Bamgbose, along the Abeokuta-Imeko road last Wednesday.
From what we learnt, the medical doctor and the nurse were kidnapped by these suspected gunmen in their Toyota Camry with the registration number KTU 584 FR along the road. At the time when they were moving on the road, the gunmen emerged from the bush at Olubo village and attacked the health workers. As a result, a search party was organized quickly by the people of Imeko to rescue the medical personnel. Unfortunately, the 26 hunters were ambushed on their way.
A source who pleaded anonymity informed the news outfit that the hunters were ambushed as they approached the site where the health workers were kidnapped. The source also revealed that they hired two vehicles and 10 bikes to help in the search party. The abducted doctor is said to be the only medical doctor in the entire General Hospital in Imeko.
2 hunters were wounded from the AK47 riffles used by the gunmen, while 9 motorcycles were burnt
While the search was going on, the hunters found themselves in a gunfire battle with the gunmen, where two of the hunters were wounded while the two cars and nine motorcycles were set ablaze. The injured hunters were later rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, who happens to be the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, while confirming the news, revealed that the police detectives are presently on the trail of the abductors.