Former University VC Shot During Kidnap Attempts

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Prof. Olufemi Bamiro

Professor Olufemi Bamiro, a former Vice Chancellor or the university of Ibadan has been shot during an attempt to kidnap him and has sustained minor injuries.

A top police source told NAN that the incident took place at
Oluyole area of Ibadan while the former vice chancellor was taken to the
University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan, for treatment.
The spokesman of the Oyo Police Command, Mr Adekunle
Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident.
He said Bamiro was rescued by the prompt intervention of
policemen from the Oluyole Division of the command who responded to a distress
call.
Ajisebutu told NAN that the Police Commissioner, Mr Sam
Adegbuyi, had ordered the dispatch of the anti-kidnapping squad to go after the
gunmen.
The police spokesman also said the former vice chancellor
who was shot on the right foot, had been taken to UCH.
The Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof. Temitope Alonge,
who said he was in Abuja for a budget defence session, also confirmed receipt
of the report.
“ I am away in Abuja for budget defence and I was also
informed of this unfortunate incident.
“ The good news is that I am told that he is good spirits
and that the injuries are minor,’’ he said in a text message sent to a NAN
correspondent.

Bamiro, a first class graduate, was a professor of
Mechanical Engineering and former vice chancellor at the university.

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