A yet to be identified staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, was on Monday evening shot, while two others were said to have been allegedly kidnapped by gunmen.

The two staff of the institution were said to have been allegedly kidnapped while returning from Ilesha.

It was gathered that the abductors stopped their vehicles around Idominasi, a town in Obokun local government and shot one of the lecturers while one of the lecturer escaped unhurt.

A staff of Osogbo local government, identified as Kolawole, whose vehicle was also attacked, told our correspondent that the abductors attacked commuters on the road around 4.30pm.

Kolawole said; “The kidnappers were about five in number and spoke in Yoruba. They stopped a vehicle in front of our own vehicle. The men dressed in black and were armed with sophisticated weapons.

“The driver of the vehicle in front of us attempted to run and the vehicle was shot at. We all fled into the bush. The men spoke in fluent Yoruba language.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Folashade Odoro, confirmed the incident, saying that the police were presently combing the area to apprehend the culprits and rescue those who were kidnapped.

“But the information is still sketchy for now. Our men are still in the bush. We are on the trail of their abductors.”

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