Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was learnt that the hoodlums disguised as patients during the attack.
The incident it was gathered occurred on Sunday night at 11:30 pm.
Sources said, “Dr. Iboyitete was said to be with the newly elected Ojobo Community Chairman when he received a call from the hospital over an emergency case.
“Unknown to him that the supposed patient and others who accompanied the patient turned out to be kidnappers.
“The kidnappers numbering eight spoke in Ijaw language during the attack.
“The victim has been whisked away to an unknown destination through a nearby river in the community.
“The kidnappers have not established contact with the doctor’s family or residents of the community.
When contacted, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the incident via phone on Monday.
He said, “The kidnappers had pretended to be patients who needed medical services.
“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.”