2 Medical Doctors Working With General Hospital Okpoga Abducted In Benue

2 Medical Doctors Working With General Hospital Okpoga Abducted In Benue

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on February 16, 2020
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Two medical doctors and a medical record officer have been abducted by unknown gunmen along rural Ichama-Okpoga road in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

The kidnapped victims, all of General Hospital in Okpoga, were whisked away on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at gunpoint, Daily Trust reports.

Locals claimed that the trio were returning from work when their abductors accosted their vehicle and took them away to an unknown destination.

Also another local alleged that the abductors have opened the discussion with one of the victims’ families on Friday, February 14, 2020, and demanded N10 million ransom.

But, confirming the incident, the Police public relations officer, PPRO, for Benue Command, Catherine Anene, who said that security operatives were already on the trail of the kidnappers could however not ascertain whether the victims families have been contacted for ransom.

Anene said the incident was also being investigated by the command even as she added that Okpokkwu and Ado areas have become security concerns for the police in recent times.

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