Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the security agencies and the Kogi State government to as a matter of urgency rescue one of their members, Dr. Azubuike Joel Iheanacho, the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Anyigba who was abducted on Saturday evening by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
In a statement signed by the State NMA chairman, Dr. Omakoji Oyiguh, and his Secretary, Dr. Famotele Tolorunju, after an emergency meeting of the Association on Sunday, and made available to journalists in Lokoja, the Association said that the yet to be identified gunmen stormed Dr. Azubuike residence between 9.00 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday 21st November and took him from the gate of his house and zoomed off with him to an unknown destination.
According to the statement by the NMA, the abducted Doctor was in a vehicle with another man and his wife at the front of his house when the kidnappers that were armed to the teeth struck and ordered the other two occupants in the car out and left with 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 has 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 6th October by kidnappers, but were later released after the intervention of the security agencies to that effect.