Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a resident doctor, Wisdom Iboyitete, at the Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at 11:30 pm on Sunday.
A source revealed , “The incident has caused tension in the Ijaw riverine community.
“Dr Iboyitete received an emergency call from the hospital. Unknown to him, the supposed patient and others who accompanied the patient turned out to be kidnappers.
“The kidnappers have not established contact with the doctors’ family or residents of the community.”
When contacted, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the incident on the telephone on Monday.
He noted that the kidnappers pretended to be patients who needed medical services.
He said, “Yes, the people posed as patients, so the doctor was to treat them. They kidnapped him and took him inside the water.
“Maybe they came with a boat. But we have mobilised policemen to that place to see what they can do.”