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One shot as gunmen kidnap workers of Bowen university

One shot as gunmen kidnap workers of Bowen university
February 12
10:44 2019
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A yet to be identified member of staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, was shot on Monday evening shot, while two others were kidnapped by gunmen along Iwo-Osogbo road.

Folashade Odoro, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying that the police were combing the area to apprehend the culprits and rescue those who were kidnapped.

“Yes, two persons were kidnapped, but our men are already in the bush trying to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors, ” Odoro said.

Earlier, a witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspected kidnappers accosted the victims while returning from work.

According to the witness, one person, who managed to escape from the scene was shot in the process and is currently in a critical situation at an undisclosed hospital within the axis.

Some Methodist Church members, including a priest, were kidnapped in the same area late last year.

It was alleged that about N3 million was paid as ransom before they could regain freedom.

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