Gunmen strike in Kogi, kidnap 2 medical doctors

Two Medical doctors working in Kogi state have been kidnapped by yet to be identified  gunmen at eastern Senatorial District.

The two victims are identified as Dr Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal Hospital Ankpa and Dr Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital Anyigba.

Dr Aduku was kidnapped at Ankpa on the October 6, while Dr Mgbahurike was also kidnapped from his hospital in Anyigba on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Their whereabout is still unknown.

The Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA), Kogi state chapter who  confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday evening in a communique jointly signed by NMA Chairman Dr Oyiguh Simeon Omakoji, and Secretary Dr Famotele Tolorunju after an emergency state executive council meeting held at its secretariat.

Part of the communiqué reads, “Arising from an emergency state executive council meeting of the NMA Kogi held at its secretariat in Lokoja on October 9, 2020 to discuss the matter of the kidnap of two of our doctors at two different locations in the state, the association observe that the kidnappers are in touch with the families of the doctors and they were demanding ransom.

“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 contacted, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) WIlliam Aya said he would avail newsmen with needed information after he get in touch with the Divisional Police Officers in Ankpa and Anyigba.