Kidnapping: Cross River okays 24-hour security for medical doctors


Mudiaga Affe, Calabar

THE Cross River State Security Adviser, Mr. Jude Ngaji, on Friday disclosed that Governor Ben Ayade had approved a 24-hour security coverage for medical doctors and other professionals in the state in order to check  kidnapping.

Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state had recently gone on strike to protest against the kidnapping of two of their colleagues, Dr. Usang Ekanem and Dr. Emem Udoh, within the space of one week.

However, following a series of meeting with doctors on how to stop kidnapping of doctors, Ayade, according to Ngagi, gave an approval for increased security at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital and other public health institutions in Calabar and beyond.

Ngaji said, “The governor had a meeting with medical doctors and I also did the same. First, we had to make them understand that it was not as if…

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