Gunmen Abduct Hospital Owner, Nursing Mother In Plateau

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a hospital owner, Petros Musa, and a nursing mother, in Plateau state.

It was learned that Musa, the owner of the G-Medicals company in Tina Junction in the northern state government district of Jos, was kidnapped Tuesday night in the neighboring Furaka district in the same district of the council.

John Maxwell, a resident of the Furaka community, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Wednesday, told us that after the gunmen kidnapped the owner of the hospital, they moved to Ito Baba, another community nearby, kidnapped a nursing mother who was simply identified as Pauline, and left. Her baby is behind.

He said that the accident caused confusion in the affected communities, adding that the whereabouts of the two victims had remained unknown since their abduction.

Maxwell said, “Yesterday (Tuesday) was around 8 pm when the gunmen kidnapped the owner of the hospital and one woman in Ito 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.”

When contacted, the spokesman of the state Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the abduction in Furaka community.

According to him, “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.a

“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.”


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