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Doctors down tools in Cross River over kidnap of member

Doctors down tools in Cross River over kidnap of member

Medical doctors in Cross River State have embarked on strike over the abduction of one of their members, Dr. Inyama Marcus by kidnappers on Thursday.

Dr. Marcus was said to have been abducted on his way from church in Akpabuyo.

The Cross River State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in a communique jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr. Agam Ayuk, and Secretary, Dr Ezoke Epoke on Friday, stated: “The unfortunate incident took place on Thursday, 18th July around 7:00 p.m. while he was driving back home from his church meeting with his family at Ikot Effio, Akpabuyo LGA.

“This undoubtedly has psychological trauma and emotional destabilisation for members of his family and NMA-CRS.

“NMA-CRS has proceeded on a total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services in both private, public and institutional hospitals in the state.

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“The total and indefinite action will continue until our colleague is released unconditionally.”

The state branch of the medical association had threatened earlier that any time their member was kidnapped, doctors in the state would go on strike.

The spokesman of the state police command, DSP Irene Ugbo, however said the police in the state is not aware of the abduction.

“We are not aware of any incident and nobody has reported anything like that to us”, Ugbo said while reacting to the development.

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