Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped three people along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Withinnigeria gathered that One of the kidnapped victims is the son of the proprietor of Lafia hospital Apata, Dr Sule, while the other two are hospital workers.
A worker in the hospital also confirmed the kidnap of the three to newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
The three abducted victims were said to be in a Toyota Sienna car when they were waylaid as they approached Ajebo on their way to Ibadan.
According to report, one of the escaped victims said most of the kidnappers numbering 15 spoke Hausa, but one conversed in English.
The Chief Medical Director of the Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Dr. Oladipupo Sule, in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday said his son, Kayode and two members of staff of the hospital were kidnapped during the attack.
According to him, the kidnapped members of staff are Opeyemi Abifarin and Dele Adigun.
Our correspondent gathered that the kidnappers blocked the road around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and abducted their victims
The hospital’s vehicle, a Toyota Sienna car, in which the victims were travelling as of the time of the incident, was abandoned by the kidnappers.
The CMD said the vehicle had been recovered by the policemen at the Ogunmakin Police Station in Ogun State.
The family is still waiting for the kidnappers, who were said to be 15 in number, to contact the families of the victims.
Sule said, “I’m presently in Ogunmakin police station as I talk to you. I am distressed and seriously devastated. My son and two others went to Lagos to buy drugs for the hospital and were on the way back from the trip when they were ambushed and kidnapped.
“The driver said one of the kidnappers communicated in English and others were speaking in Hausa or the Fulani language. They have yet to talk to me for us to know what their real identities and intentions (are),” Sule added.