A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro was shot by unknown gunmen in Ibadan on Wednesday evening as the gunmen attempted to kidnap him.
The Oyo State Police Command, through its Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu has confirmed the incident.
The police said that the kidnappers had almost succeeded with their criminal mission when a team of policemen arrived at the scene and saved the former Vice Chancellor. But this was not without gun shots from the kidnappers who shot him in the process.
The attempt was another in the series of rising wave of abductions across the country, the last heard of being that of former Minister of the Environment, Mrs Laurencia Mallam and her husband in Kaduna State on Monday evening.
It would be recalled that kidnappers had earlier seized wife of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Margaret Emefiele in Delta State and was rescued the following day.