NMA confirms kidnap of two medical doctors in Cross River

NMA confirms kidnap of two medical doctors in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed the kidnap of two of its members in Akampa Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The chairman of the Calabar branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Felix Archibong confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.

Many people are afraid following the incident, which occurred just days after nine individuals were abducted along the same axis. This is especially true given that the axis is the only land-based exit and access point to the state capital.

Archibong called on security agencies as well as the state government to do all they can to rescue the victims; because their abduction will have a negative impact in the healthcare delivery, knowing that their lives are at risk.

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The state Commissioner of Police, Sule Balarabe, reacted to the incident. He explained that officers of the police have been deployed to Akamkpa Forest to secure the release of the doctors.

Meanwhile, Gunmen have kidnapped one Ignatius Brown, in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. The victim was abducted a few metres away from his home while returning from a church meeting on Monday evening.

According to sources, the gunmen trailed the victim from the church along Abak-Ikot Ekpene Road and overtook his driver few metres away from his house.

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