Unidentified gunmen abduct medical doctors in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have abducted two Medical doctors working in Kogi.

Those kidnapped were identified as Dr. Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Dr. Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba.

On the 6th of October was when the first doctor was kidnapped at Ankpa, while the later was kidnapped from his hospital in Anyigba on Wednesday, 7th October, 2020.

It was, however, gathered that their whereabouts is still unknown.

The Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA), Kogi State Chapter has confirmed the incident to a correspondent on Friday evening.

In a communiqué which was jointly signed on Friday 9th October, 2020, by NMA Chairman Dr Oyiguh Simeon Omakoji and Secretary Dr Famotele Tolorunju after an emergency State Executive Council meeting held at its Secretariat in Lokoja, reads in part:

“Arising from an emergency State Executive Council meeting of the NMA Kogi held at its Secretariat in Lokoja on 9th October 2020 to discuss the matter of the kidnap of two of her doctors at two different locations in the state, the association observe that the kidnappers are in touch with the families of the doctors and the kidnappees are demanding ransom.

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“The meeting resolved to use this medium to appeal to the Kogi State Government to work with the security agencies, families of the doctors and mediate to help secure the release of the doctors as a matter of urgency.”

When the Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, WIlliam Aya, was contacted, he said he would avail with needed information after he gets in touch with the Divisional Police Officers in Ankpa and Anyigba area of the state.

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