Medical doctors in Cross River state have embarked on an indefinite strike over the abduction of their colleague, Dr Godwin Udo of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
The Chairman of the Cross River State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Innocent Abang made this known in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday.
He disclosed that Udo was kidnapped in his residence at Bateba Street on the 1st of November.
Abang said that the association had decided that anytime a medical Doctor or his/her dependent was kidnapped, they would embark on an indefinite strike until the victim was released.
“It is true that Udo has been kidnapped, in fact, we got to know about it on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and we are taking it up from there.
“His car was left at the point where he was taken away at Bateba Street in Calabar,” Abang said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, also confirmed the kidnap.
“The police is aware that Udo has been kidnapped; The Police Anti Kidnapping and Cultism unit is doing its best to rescue him.
“As of today, we were briefed that they have called for ransome but we will track the kidnappers,” she said.