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Chief Medical Director of General Hospital, two others kidnapped in Ondo

Valentine Chinyem

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Gunmen have kidnapped the Chief Medical Director of General Hospital, Idoani, Ondo state, Dr. Olufemi Adeogun.

Dr. Adeogun was said to be traveling with two other health workers to Owo Town, when they were kidnapped on Owani-Idoani Road.

It was revealed that one of the two victims abducted alongside the CMD is Foluke Ajibola, a record officer in the hospital.

A source, who was travelling on the road a few minutes after the incident occurred, told Sahara Reporters that a driver in the car escaped being kidnapped but was shot by the hoodlums.

The driver was thereafter rushed to a private hospital for treatment.

Spokesman for the Ondo state police command, Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said, “The CMD (Dr. Adeogun) was traveling with two other people from Idoani en route Owo when they were kidnapped yesterday evening.

“We are tracking them with a phone that was found near the spot they were kidnapped.”

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, recently launched Amoketun Corps, a security outfit by outh-West states to combat rising cases of insecurity.