From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command has rescued one of the two abducted Doctors, Dr.
Aya said that Dr Ejike Mgbeahurike, who was kidnapped from his private clinic in Ayingba on Oct. 7, was rescued from a bush on Ayingba-Ankpa road in the early hours of Sunday.
He further said that the Safer Highway Patrol team of Ankpa Divisional Police Station rescued the doctor while on routine patrol duty on the Ojogobi/Ogodo axis.
“He was rescued to the police station while effort is being intensified to recover his vehicle,” the police spokesman said.
He added 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 at about 11pm. on Oct. 9, when he was released by his abductors.
The state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had, on Oct. 9, cried out over the kidnap of two of its members, appealing to the police and the government to act to secure their release.
Aya, who recalled that Dr. Mgbeahurike was kidnapped on that date, said consequent upon the event, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, ordered for an intensive manhunt to ensure that the victim is rescue unhurt.
“Acting on the order of the Commissioner of Police, the Safer Highway Patrol team of Ankpa Division, while on routine patrol duty along Ojogobi/Ogodo axis, rescued a man in a bush along Ankpa/Anyigba road.
“The man however, turned out to be Dr. Ejike Emmanuel Mgbeahurike of Christ the King Hospital Anyigba. He was rescued to the Police Station while efforts is being intensified to recover his vehicle,”he said.(Additional reports from NAN)