Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a medical doctor identified as Dr Alex Gyemwase, in Zaki Biam, the headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.
A stepbrother to the victim, Peter Gyemwase, said that the suspected kidnappers stormed the doctor’s residence opposite NKST Secondary School, Zaki-Biam at about 8pm on Tuesday.
The victim is said to be a medical director in Hope and Maternity Clinic in the town.
Peter said, “Yes, My brother was kidnapped around 8pm in his house opposite NKST school in Zaki Biam.
“About four of them came. One was standing on the road and three came inside. He was picked with his son and they later released him in less than 30 mins.”
Peter said they had been calling the victim’s phone number adding that the number had not been going through.
“Our elder brother, Joseph Gyemwase, has reported the case to police this morning in Zaki Biam.
Peter who decried the security situation in Ukum Local Government Area said that there had been three cases of kidnapping in the area.
However, when contacted, the Commander of Operation ZENDA, CSP Justin Gberyindyer, said there was an information that some people wanted to kidnap two people in the town but they did not come.
Gberyindyer who said he was not aware of the kidnap of the medical doctor stated that the earlier information he had was a plan to kidnap two people in the town.
“As I speak to you now we are in the hot spot in Zaki Biam when we heard of the information we spread around but they didn’t come. It is unfortunate that the locals in the area always give information to the criminals of the presence of security men,” the commander of operation ZENDA said.