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Gunmen abduct 9-day-old babies in Imo

OWERRI—Two nine-day-old babies have been kidnapped from their cots in a private hospital at Akuma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

Vanguard investigation revealed that mothers of the babies, Mrs. Ifeoma Mbidom and Mrs. Ifeyinwa Udoyibo, were delivered of their first babies through caesarean section and were recuperating before the gun totting hoodlums stormed the hospital and made away with the babies.

The mothers told newsmen that the armed bandits, numbering five, stormed the hospital last Wednesday night, seized their babies and disappeared into the night.

Vanguard also gathered that the hoodlums have neither made any contact with the grieving mothers nor returned the hapless babies to their parents.

When newsmen contacted the new Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Samuel Oodee, he pleaded for time to get in touch with the relevant police division at Omuma so as to get the facts of the matter.

Meanwhile, a very reliable source in the State Police Headquarters, Owerri, confirmed that a medical doctor and his two nurses (names withheld) have been invited for interrogation.



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