Gunmen have abducted 2 doctors working in Kogi state.
The victims identified as Dr Ebiloma Aduku of the Zonal Hospital Ankpa and Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba, Dekina LGA were reportedly abducted on different days and under different circumstances.
While Aduku was kidnapped at Ankpa on October 6, Mgbahurike was abducted from his hospital in Anyigba on October 7.
Confirming their abduction to newsmen, Kogi chapter of The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) said their whereabouts are yet to be ascertained.
A communiqué jointly signed by the chairman, Dr Oyiguh Omakoji and secretary, Dr Famotele Tolorunju, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting at its Secretariat in Lokoja reads in part
“The association observes the kidnappers are in touch with the families of the doctors and kidnappers are 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.”the communique read in part.
The state police command is yet to comment on the abductions.