Mrs Sadia Ogunyinka
A nurse, Mrs. Sadia Ogunyinka has been abducted by gunmen who also shot her husband in Osun State.
Ogunyinka was said to have been abducted while she was returning from a farm along Iwo/Ileogbo Road in Osun State on Friday, November 17, 2023.
It was gathered that the gunmen shot her husband in the leg before whisking the nurse away 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 the Punch on Tuesday, November 21, 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 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.”
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident 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,” the PPRO added.