Medical doctor kidnapped in Cross River released

A medical doctor identified as Dr Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, has been released by his kidnappers, NAN reports.

Okay Nigeria understands that Uchenna-Aju was kidnapped on May 3 while on transit from Ogoja Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local Government Area in Cross Rivers state.

The Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, South South zone, Dr Agam Ayuk, and the Secretary Dr Ezoke Epoke, announced his release in a communiqué after a general emergency meeting held on Sunday in Calabar.

The communiqué read:

“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.”

Meanwhile, the association didn’t disclose if any ransom was paid before the doctor was released.

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