The police in Kogi State have rescued two medical doctors, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in different parts of the state on Oct. 6 and 7.
Their rescue was confirmed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya, in Lokoja on Sunday.
Aya said that Dr Ejike Mgbeahurike, who was kidnapped from his clinic in Ayingba on Oct. 7, was rescued from his abductors at a bush adjacent to the Ayingba-Ankpa road in the early hours of Sunday.
He added that the Safer Highway Patrol Team of Ankpa Divisional Police Station rescued the doctor while on routine patrol duty on the Ojogobi/Ogodo axis of the road.
“He was rescued and brought to the police station, while effort is being intensified to recover his vehicle,” Aya said.
The police spokesman said that Dr Yahaya Ebiloma, who was kidnapped in Ankpa on Oct. 6, had also regained freedom from his captors.
Aya said that Ebiloma regained his freedom around 11 p.m. on Oct. 9, when he was released by his abductors.
It would be recalled that the Kogi branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had, on Oct. 9, raised an alarm over the kidnap of the two doctors, appealing to the police to intensify efforts to secure their release.