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We’re working on rescue of kidnapped doctor – Police

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Enugu— Enugu State Police Command has announced that it is working around the clock to rescue the kidnapped Spanish doctor working with Niger Foundation Hospital in Enugu.

Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said in a telephone interview yesterday in Enugu that the command had made the rescue a top priority in its operations.

“We will not disclose our plans for the rescue of the man. The security of the citizenry is one of our top priorities,” he said.

According to the spokesman, the 58-year-old doctor, identified as Joe Machinberrena by hospital workers, was kidnapped from his home in Independence Layout, Enugu, on April 4 and taken to an unknown destination.

At the Niger Foundation Hospital, the receptionist on duty said the director of the hospital had travelled out of town and that nobody had the permission to speak on the issue.

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