Unknown gunmen have abducted the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Ayingba, Dr Azubuike Joel Ihenacho in Kogi state.
This was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday by the Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association saying Dr Ihenacho was abducted on Saturday evening at his residence in Ayingba.
The statement signed by the state NMA chairman, Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, and his Secretary, Dr Famotele Tolorunju, and made available to journalists in Lokoja, after an emergency meeting of the Association saying the yet to be identified gunmen stormed Dr Azubuike residence between 9.00 to 9.30pm on Saturday, 21st November, and abducted him.
“Dr Azubuike Joel Iheanacho was kidnapped in front of his house at Anyigba in Dekina Local government area of Kogi State. He was in a vehicle with another man and the wife when the kidnappers ordered the other two out of the car,” the statement stressed.
However, he said the Association had reported the ugly incident to the security agencies and the state government for intervention that will lead to the rescue of their abducted member immediately.
It would be recalled that two of their members, Dr Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal hospital, Ankpa, and Dr Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the king Hospital Anyigba, were abducted on the 6th of October but were later released after the intervention of the security agencies.
The state police commissioner, Ayuba Ede, who confirmed the abduction, said; “Our men have entered the bush on their trail, we even saw other Victims abandoned by the kidnappers, we are suspecting that it was locally arranged and we will get them in no time,”