In a failed kidnapping attempt in Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, gunmen suspected of being kidnappers shot a female teacher.
On Thursday, October 28, the woman and her colleagues, who are teachers at Ikerin Secondary School in Ekiti, were on their way home after a long day at work when they were ambushed by gunmen.
According to reports, the attackers opened fire on the teachers as they attempted to flee.
Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State, verified the event and said the injured woman is being treated in the hospital.
“One of the two women was shot in the leg and is currently receiving treatment at an unnamed hospital in town. However, we are grateful that it was not a serious incident “he explained.
“Our operatives at Araromi Opin Ekiti Divisonal Office received a distress call around 1630 hours on Thursday reporting a failed kidnap attempt, and they were subsequently joined by local hunters and went straight to the scene of the incident,” he said.
“NSCDC officers in the town have been joined by the NSCDC tactical team of operation harmony and local hunters, and they have started a manhunt for the miscreants,” he said.