Kidnapped doctor regains freedom in Calabar

A medical doctor, Dr Godwin Udo, of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River, who was kidnapped on Sunday, November 1, has regained his freedom.

He was allegedly kidnapped at his home in the Bateba area of Calabar by five unidentified persons.

His kidnap prompted a strike action last Wednesday by medical doctors under the platform of the Nigeria Medical Association.

The state branch Chairman of the NMA, Dr Innocent Abang, said on Sunday that Udo had been freed.

“He has been released. I don’t know whether ransom was paid or not. When we meet tomorrow (Monday), we will decide on the next action to take. Things cannot continue like this,” he said.

Abang said at the meeting, a decision would be taken whether to call off the ongoing strike or not.

NMA had demanded the unconditional release of Udo when members began the strike action last Wednesday.

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