Gunmen kidnap Zaria’s oldest doctor
Unknown gunmen yesterday evening kidnapped one of the oldest doctors in Zaria, Dr. Stephen Kitchner, at his residence in Tukur-Tukur, Zaria.
Daily Trust gathered that Dr. Kitchner was abducted at about 6.30pm after the gunmen had tricked him out of his house, pretending to be his patients.
Spokesperson of the Kaduna State police command SP Aminu Lawal confirmed the kidnap saying that signals have been sent to all commands and divisions of the Kaduna State police.
“We are trailing
the kidnappers. Serious investigation has commenced and God willing we will get them (kidnapers),” SP Lawal said.
A witness said, “I was passing by when I saw a car on high speed. Moments later, some people came chasing the car saying that it was Dr. Kitchner that was kidnapped.
“The security man at the gate of the house said the gunmen came with guns in a sack, and they forced the doctor to the back seat of the car.”
Dr. Kitchner is one of the oldest and popular doctors in Zaria. He is said to be the first doctor to own a private clinic in the ancient city.