Gunmen kill Kwara doctor, kidnap teenage daughter

Residents of Kambi community along Ilorin/Jebba Expressway in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State were on Thursday left in shock as some gunmen invaded the home of a medical practitioner, Dr David Adefikayo, killed him and kidnapped his 16-year-old daughter.

PUNCH Online gathered that the gunmen stormed the residence of the Medical Director of Dafikayo Clinic in Kambi around 8.30pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically and killed the doctor.

The motives behind the act remained unclear as of the time of filing this report.

A close family source who pleaded anonymity recounted the horrifying incident, expressing shock and grief.

She said, “The assailants, whose motives remain unclear, gained entry into Dr Adefikayo’s home around 8.30pm, and despite the doctor’s desperate pleas and offers of money or any other possessions they might wish to take, the gunmen remained resolute in their deadly intent, tragically executing their horrific mission in front of his horrified wife and children.

“Adding to the family’s anguish, the assailants abducted the youngest child of the deceased, a 16-year-old girl, before fleeing the scene.”

PUNCH Online gathered that the abducted girl was later released on Friday and has since been reunited with her family.

The spokesperson of the Kwara State Police Command, Ejire-Adeyemi Adetoun, confirmed the incident, noting that the investigation is ongoing.

Adetoun, who did not respond to calls made to her phone number on Friday, told a local newspaper in Ilorin that the command had launched a manhunt as the operatives led by the DPO of Kambi/Oloru Divisional Police Headquarters are currently combing the bush in Moro and Ifelodun Local Government Areas of the state.


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