Professor Femi Bamiro, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan was shot on Tuesday night in Ibadan by unknown gunmen.
Details about what happened or why it happened are still sketchy, but the Professor was reportedly attacked around his Ibadan home and shot in the leg. He was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, where he is said to be responding to treatment.
Professor Femi Bamiro was the 10th vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan between 2005 and 2010 and a predecessor to the immediate past VC, Isaac Adewole, who is now the Minister of Health.
The University’s Director of Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the incident, adding that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic of the school, Prof. 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, Prof. Bamiro, 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.”