Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Abduct CMD


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two policemen attached to the Chief Medical Director of the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin.Two other persons in the convoy whose identities were yet to be ascertained were shot in the legs.Sources said the gunmen abducted Prof. Okogbenin after killing the policemen.The incident happened at Ramat Park Ikpoba-Okha local government area while the CMD was coming to Benin.It was gathered that two Assistant Directors of the hospital were abducted last week and were released after payment of ransom.Police spokesmen, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said investigation into the incident has commenced.Chairman of Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospital Research Institute and Associated Instituions of Nigeria, Irrua branch, Comrade Emmanuel Igiechi, said the union would protest against insecurity in the area.Comrade Igiechi said the abduction showed that staff of the hospital were being monitored.“This tells us how serious the security situation has become. It is a very dire situation we are in. The security agencies should strengthen their presence in Irrua and environs.”


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