A Hospital owner called Bitrus Musa as well as a nursing mother have been whisked away by unknown gunmen in Plateau State.
Reports have it that the owner of G-Medicals at Tina Junction, Jos North Local Government Area of the state was abducted on Tuesday night in the neighbouring Furaka community in the same council area.
Following the abduction of the hospital owner, the gunmen traveled to Eto Baba, another nearby community, and abducted a nursing mother known only as Pauline, leaving her baby behind, according to a resident of Furaka community, John Maxwell, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Wednesday.
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He said that the incident generated unrest in the affected communities, and that the two abducted victims’ whereabouts have remained unclear since their kidnapping.
Maxwell said, “It was yesterday(Tuesday) around 8pm that the gunmen abducted the owner of the hospital and one woman at Eto Baba.
“Musa is the proprietor of G-medicals in Tina Junction but he shuttles between the hospital and Furaka community where he lives.
“The gunmen trailed him to his house and abducted him. Thereafter, a nursing mother, who recently moved to a nearby Eto Baba community from Yan Trailer was also taken away by the gunmen who abandoned her little child.
“Her name is Paulina. Her husband was not in the house when the gunmen took her away. None of them has been seen since they were abducted. It’s very unfortunate.”
Confirming the development, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba said;
“Police operatives of the Command had an encounter with hoodlums at Maijuju Town in Fursum district of Jos East, where there was a shoot out and one of the hoodlums was shot dead while others escaped with bullet wounds.
“Intelligence report at our disposal revealed that a nurse was abducted at Furaka to treat the wounded hoodlums.
“Concerted efforts are on by the Police tactical and intelligent teams to rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators.”