One of the staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, who was yet to be identified, was yesterday evening shot, while two others were said to have been kidnapped by gunmen along Iwo-Osogbo road.

The incident was confirmed by DSP Folashade Odoro, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, saying that the police were combing the area to capture the culprits and save those who were kidnapped.

"Yes, two persons were kidnapped, but our men are already in the bush trying to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors," DSP Odoro said.

Previously, someone who saw the event, spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the victims were assulted while returning from work by the suspected kidnappers.

With respect to the eyewitness, one person, who managed to escape from the scene was shot severally in the process and presently in a critical State at an undisclosed hospital within the axis.

Late last year, similar scenario occurred in the same area, some Methodist Church members, including a priest were kidnapped.

It was alleged that about N3 million was paid as ransom before they could get their freedom.

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