The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed that the missing expatriate, Dr. Jeng Sunail, might have been abducted by bandits.
In a press statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, the police 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,” Shehu said.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Celestine Okoye, had dispatched officers from the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department State Intelligence Bureau and Anti Kidnapping Squad team to commence investigation and a search and rescue operation.
An eyewitness in Tsafe town, Mustapha Magazu, told journalists that bandits invaded the town at around 9pm on Monday and went straight to Sunail’s room and took him away.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the victim, a Korean, is one of the expatriate doctors engaged by the government on contract at the Tsafe General Hospital as a Physiotherapist.