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Gunmen kidnap medical doctor in Ebonyi

Gunmen kidnap medical doctor in Ebonyi

A medical doctor, Dr. Johnson Obuna has been kidnapped in his private hospital at Aguogboriga Estate in Abakaliki by unknown gunmen.

The doctor who is a pastor with Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria is an Obstetrician gynecologist with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

The former state Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) was kidnapped by unknown gunmen when he was about leaving his hospital after the day’s work.

He was kidnapped on Tuesday around 9pm.

Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of NMA, Dr. Agwu Umahi said the Association was going to hold an emergency meeting Thursday to sensitize members on the development so that all hands would be on deck to ensure his release immediately.

In a statement, Ebonyi state police command assured the general public that the medical doctor would soon be released as the command was on top of the situation.

Already, the Commissioner of police, CP Peace Ibekwe Abdullah has visited the victim’s family and deployed officers of the command toward the task of hunting down the kidnappers and releasing the victim without delay.

Meanwhile, NMA has threatened to embark on strike if their colleague was not released.

They said such episode has become a trend in the state and should be discouraged by security agencies in the state.

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