Gunmen attacked an ambulance on the Ondo-Benin Expressway on Friday, June 14, A medical doctor was reported to have been kidnapped.
The crime rate on that expressway has gone shot up in recent times. Recall that Happenings recently reported that the convoy of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, was attacked by a gang of kidnappers.
The governor had declared that he and his colleagues are working towards ending the “siege to the southwest highways.”
An anonymous witness spoke to the press:
“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.
“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.
"The suspects ran into the bush when the security aide attached to him [abducted doctor] opened fire on them.”’