Kidnapped doctor regains freedom in C/River
Dr Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner who was
kidnapped on May 3 in Cross River by unknown gunmen
has regained freedom.
Uchenna-Aju was kidnapped while on transit from Ogoja
Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local
Government Area in the state.
The announcement of his release is contained in a
communiqué signed by the Chairman of Nigerian Medical
Association, South South zone, Dr Agam Ayuk, and the
Secretary Dr Ezoke Epoke after its general emergency
meeting held on Sunday in Calabar.
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The association said that Uchenna-Aju was released safely
on May 9 through the efforts of the state government,
security agencies and the media.
“Arising from the meeting and taking into serious
consideration the healthcare needs of Cross Riverians, the
NMA in Cross River has suspended the notice of total and
indefinite withdrawal of medical services across the state.
“The association have also directed all its members across
the state to resume work immediately.
“The association will keep to her January 8th 2018
resolution in the event of the kidnapped of a doctor or
dependents which says that `the NMA will henceforth
withdraw all medical services without any notice anytime a
doctor or dependent are taken captive in future.”
The association implores the state government and security
agencies to do more to safeguard lives and property in the