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ZAMFARA: Police confirm abduction of North Korean doctor



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A North Korean doctor attached to Tsafe Local Government General Hospital in Zamfara state, Dr Jen Sunail, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the abduction in a press statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu.

According to the police, Sunail was reported missing at the Tsafe Divisional Police office by one of his colleagues, Dr. Li Dong.

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“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,’’ Shehu said.

The statement revealed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Celestine Okoye, has 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 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.

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