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‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo

‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo
June 14
22:56 2019

An ambulance conveying medical equipment was attacked at the boundary between Ondo and Edo states on Friday.

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TheCable gathered that some medical officials were inside the ambulance, a white Toyota Hiace bus, when it was attacked.

A source said the ambulance was conveying drugs used in treating lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck.

“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,” the source said.

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A policeman with his uniform stained with blood

“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.”

TheCable could not reach Femi Joseph, spokesman of the Ondo police command, as of the time this report was filed. His telephone line was out of reach.

Ondo is among the states where the government is tackling insecurity.

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Earlier in the week, Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, narrated  how suspected kidnappers targetted his convoy.

He said his security aides had to open fire before the suspects fled.

3 Comments

  1. Wole
    Wole June 15, 11:37

    What a country? Because some people want to black mail the president, any kidnap or criminal activity is by herdsmen. Security agents should be parading Fulani herdsmen in every report by now considering the number of atrocities attributed to them.

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  2. SHEYIAFRICA
    SHEYIAFRICA June 15, 11:53

    Please let the government find a solution to the insecurity in that area sir

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  3. Wale
    Wale June 15, 13:14

    Your comment..This is becoming unbearable, the activities of herdsmen in the South West must be contained by the security apparatus of this country.

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