JUST IN: Another Medical Doctor Kidnapped In Calabar
Nigeria Medical Association NMA in Cross River State has directed it, members, to down tools until one of their members, Dr. Godwin Udo is set free by his kidnappers.
Chairman of NMA in the state Dr. Innocent Abang told newsmen at the NUJ Press Center that medical doctors have been severally targeted by kidnappers who have been having a field day in their evil act in the state.
He explained that Dr Godwin Udo, of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH, was kidnapped on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his residence in Bateba Street about 7pm.
He noted that it is irreconcilable that despite the 6pm to 6am curfew imposed on the state by the state governor, kidnappers can operate freely, driving through several security checkpoints put in place in line with the curfew.
The NMA chief noted that the decision to down tools was taken in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, adding that because of the number of times doctors have been kidnapped in the state, decision was taken to down tools anytime it occurs again.
He called on the state government to step up her commitment to the security of life and property in the state as the records of kidnapping in the state has gotten out of hand.
Dr. Abang confirmed that the kidnappers have called a relative of the victim to demand for ransom in millions of naira.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Irene Ugbo, confirmed that the abduction of the Dr Godwin Udo by hoodlums, but said the command is working round the clock to track down the abductors.