Gunmen kidnap Osun nurse, demand N10m ransom

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted a nurse, identified as Mrs S. Ogunyinka.

Ogunyinka was said to have been abducted on Friday while she was returning from a farm along Iwo/Ileogbo Road in Osun State.

During the attack on the nurse, her husband, whose name could not be immediately confirmed was reportedly shot by the abductors, before the wife was taken to an unknown destination.

Ogunyinka was said to be a staff nurse of the Primary Healthcare Department, Ola-Oluwa LG, Bode-Osi, Osun State.

A colleague of the victim, who spoke on condition of anonymity during an interview with our correspondent on Tuesday, said since the incident, there have not been serious efforts on the part of the security agencies to get her freed.

He added that colleagues of the victims have embarked on fundraising to support her family, as the abductors were said to have initially demanded N20m before the ransom was reduced to N10m.

“No serious efforts on the part of the security agents to secure the freedom of the victim. The abductors are negotiating with the family. From N20m, the abductors have reduced their demand to N10m. We are seeking government involvement in securing her freedom,” he said.

A message circulated among her colleagues obtained by PUNCH Online partly read, “Let’s join hands together to pray for the quick and safe return of Mrs. Ogunyinka S.A who was reportedly kidnapped on Friday 17/11/2023 at gunpoint along Iwo-Ile Ogbo axis. May Almighty be with the family during this trying time.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident and said efforts were on to free the victim.

“The incident happened last week. We are making efforts to free the victim and arrest the perpetrators,” she said.

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