The Zamfara State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of a missing expatriate, Jeng Sunail, saying, he might have been kidnapped by bandits.
The command’s spokesman, Mohammed Shehu, in a statement said Sunail was reported missing at the Tsafe Divisional Police office by one of his colleagues, Dr. Li Dong.
“On March 26, Dr. Li Dong reported to the police that his colleague, Dr. Jang Sunail, was missing from his apartment which he shares with three other colleagues from the hospital,’’ Mr Shehu, a superintendent of police, said.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Celestine Okoye, had dispatched officers from the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) and Anti Kidnapping Squad team to commence investigation and a search and rescue operation.
An eye witness in Tsafe town Mustapha Magazu, told journalists that bandits invaded the town at around 9:00 p.m. on Monday and went straight to Mr Sunail’s room and took him away.
The victim, a Korean, is one of the expatriate doctors engaged by the government on contract at the Tsafe General Hospital as a Physiotherapist.