One shot as NSCDC, hunters foil kidnap of Kwara teachers

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has said one person sustained a bullet wound, as gunmen attempted to kidnap two teachers at Osi in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara.

In a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, had on October 28, shot a woman while attempting to kidnap two teachers in Osi-Ekiti.

He said that two female teachers of Ikerin Secondary School in the town were on their way home after school hours when they were double-crossed by the gunmen.

“It was around 4:30 pm on Oct. 28 when our operatives at Araromi, Opin-Ekiti Divisional Office, got a distress call about a failed kidnap attempt.

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“NSCDC officers, with some local hunters, met at the scene of the incident, but the gunmen had disappeared.

“One of the two women they wanted to abduct sustained minor bullet wounds but she is currently responding to treatment at a hospital.

“Officers of NSCDC have joined forces with the tactical team of Operation Harmony and the local hunters to search for the miscreants,” he said.

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