The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo state, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, was Monday kidnapped by some daredevil kidnappers led by a female.
Two of the mobile policemen attached to him were reportedly killed before they finally abducted the Chief Medical Director to unknown destination. While the hoodlums were going away with their victim, they allegedly shot sporadically to scare members of the public.
The incident happened at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill in Benin city.
According to report, the professor who was on his way to Irrua with his security escort was attacked by some vicious and deadly gunmen who overtook his vehicle and suddenly opened fire.
It was learnt that the hoodlums who came with two cars, a Lexus jeep and a Toyota Voltron had the Jeep driven by a young female who was said to be the leader of the gang. Some eye witnesses said she gave directive to the men to open fire.
People were said to have run for their lives to avoid being his by stray bullets.
The police has been briefed and efforts are now in place to rescue him undertake.
As at press time, no contact for ransom has been made from the kidnappers to the family members.