Unknown gunmen have abducted the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Ayingba, Dr. Azubuike Joel Ihenacho.
The Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Omakoji Oyiguh, who confirmed this in a statement, said Dr. Ihenacho was abducted on Saturday evening November 21 at his residence in Ayingba.
“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.
Oyiguh said the police have been alerted.
The state police commissioner, Ayuba Ede, who confirmed the abduction, said that efforts are currently being made to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted doctor.
“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,” Ede said
This is not the first time medical doctors in the state have been kidnapped. In October this year, two medical doctors, Dr. Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal hospital, Ankpa, and Dr. Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the king Hospital Anyigba, were abducted but later released by their abductors.