Gun­men kid­nap Zaria’s old­est doc­tor

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Isa Sa’idu, Zaria

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.

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