Gunmen have abducted the Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Hospital Management Board (OSHMB), Dr Niran Ikuomola.
He was reportedly kidnapped with his driver on Sunday evening on Lokoja/Abuja Expressway.
Ikuomola was on his way to Abuja on an official assignment when his vehicle was stopped by the gunmen.
State’s Secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr Roland Arohunmolase, who addressed reporters in Akure, confirmed one of the kidnappers informed them of the abduction and that the victims were in their custody.
He said the kidnappers contacted the victims’ families, demanding N70million ransom.
Police spokesman Femi Joseph could not confirm the incident last night.
He said since the kidnap occurred outside the jurisdiction of Ondo State, the police in Kogi would take it up.
Joseph said: “We are determined to wipe out crimes and ensure the protection of life and property.”