According to reports, an attempt was made on the life of the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Olufemi Bamiro. He was reportedly shot and wounded by unknown gunmen on Tuesday, October 5, 2016, in the Oluyole area of Ibadan.
It was gathered that the armed men tried to kidnap Olufemi but failed, this probably infuriated them and made them shoot and injured him seriously.
The spokesman of the Oyo Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident said, Mr. Bamiro was rescued by the prompt intervention of police officers from the Oluyole Division of the command in response to a distress call.
He was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where he is said to be responding to treatment.
Bamiro was the 10th vice-chancellor of UI and a predecessor to the immediate past VC, Isaac Adewole, who is now the Minister of Health.
The school’s Director of Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the incident, adding that the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Gbemisola Oke, and the Registrar, Olujinmi Olukoya, had visited him at the UCH.
He said, “I can confirm to you that our former vice-chancellor, Professor Gbemiro, was shot on Tuesday night. There is no detail of the shooting for now.
“The school’s DVC, Academic and Registrar have visited him at UCH on behalf of the school. What I can say further is that we are thankful to God that he is responding to treatment. We are in touch with the hospital management whom we trust to offer the best treatment to the former VC.”