A searching team, having 26 hunters organised to rescue a kidnapped medical doctor and a nurse was ambushed by the gunmen in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
A medical expert who was abducted by gunmen while driving in a Toyota Camry (Muscle) marked KTU 584 FR, along Abeokuta-Imeko road, triggered the formation of the 26 hunters team.
It was learnt that the gunmen emerged from a bush at Olubo village and attacked the health workers.
A source, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent on Saturday that the hunters were waylaid as they approached the scene of the incident.
The source said, “We hired 10 motorbikes and two motorcycles and sent 26 local hunters in search of our dear and only medical doctor in service of the whole General Hospital in Imeko.
“On their way, they met these gunmen whom with AK-47 rifles dared and engaged our local vigilantes, wounded two of them and set the two cars and nine of the ten motorcycles ablaze. In fact, one of the bikes was a brand new one. We have since rushed the injured hunters to the hospital. We want the government to help us.”
“The kidnappers have established contact with the family of the doctor and have demanded N20m ransom”, he said further.
NMA Chairman in Ogun State, Dr. Ogunlaja Oladayo, confirmed the kidnap. Oladayo said, “Yes, it is true. But we have allowed the security operatives to do their job. We don’t want anything to jeopardise the process.”
Meanwhile, Police spokesperson in the state also confirmed the incident and noted that detectives are on the trail of the kidnappers.