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Two Medical doctors working in Kogi State identified as Dr. Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku and Dr. Kelechi Mgbahurike have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Dr. Yahaya Aduku was working in Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Dr. Mgbahurike ws working in Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the first was kidnapped at Ankpa on the 6th of October, 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.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA), Kogi State Chapter has confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Friday evening.
A communiqué 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.
“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 our correspondent with needed information after he gets in touch with the Divisional Police Officers in Ankpa and Anyigba area of the state.