Fam­ily of ab­ducted Zaria doc­tor begs for his re­lease

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

The fam­ily of Dr. Stephen Kirch­ner yes­ter­day pleaded with his ab­duc­tors to con­sider his old age and frag­ile health con­di­tion to free him.

Speak­ing with our cor­re­spon­dent at their fam­ily home, the wife of the doc­tor, Mrs. Glo­ria Rahi­natu Kirch­ner, said of all the 40 years she has spent with her hus­band, his ab­duc­tion is the most trau­matic mo­ment.

“I want to use this medium to beg who­ever is re­spon­si­ble for the kid­nap to please re­lease my hus­band. He is 74 years and his health con­di­tion is very frag­ile that re­quires daily med­i­ca­tion. We are just man­ag­ing life like most Nige­ri­ans. May be the gun­men had mis­taken us as rich people. There­fore, I am ap­peal­ing to them to kindly re­lease my hus­band be­cause he is my clos­est friend,” Mrs. Kirch­ner pleaded.

So far, ac­cord­ing to her, no­body has con­tacted the fam­ily to de­mand for any­thing or to tell them the rea­son for the ab­duc­tion.

Spokesper­son of the Kaduna state po­lice com­mand, SP Aminu Lawal, told Daily Trust that the com­mand, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with other sis­ter se­cu­rity out­fits, “are mak­ing progress, and very soon we would get to the kid­nap­pers.”

Dr. Kirch­ner was ab­ducted from his Tukur Tukur res­i­dence in the evening of Tues­day af­ter the ab­duc­tors tricked him out of his house, pre­tend­ing as his pa­tients.

PHOTO: NAN

Civil Ser­vants queu­ing to be screened by se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives at the en­trance of the Federal Sec­re­tariat in Abuja, yes­ter­day.

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