Sadly, Dr. Niran Ikuomola, A Permanent Secretary in the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, has been abducted by gunmen demanding, who are reportedly asking for N70 million as ransom.
Reports gathered from a family source claims that the victim was abducted with his driver along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, Sunday evening. He was said to be travelling to Abuja for an official engagement slated for yesterday, when he was reportedly ambushed by the abductors. Confirming the abduction, Secretary of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Roland Arohunmolase, described the incident as worrisome. Arohunmolase told newsmen that the leader of the kidnappers has opened contact with the association. According to him, the kidnappers have confirmed that the Permanent Secretary and his driver are with them. Equally, the NMA scribe said that the family members of the victim have been contacted and a ransom of N70 million demanded before he would be released from their captivity.