NMA confirms release of Cross-River doctors, 2 others

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By SUMAYYAH ADEFAKA, Lagos

The Nigerian Medical Association, Cross River State chapter, has confirmed the release of their two abducted members.

The State Chairman of the association, Dr Felix Archibong, made this known in a press statement on Tuesday.

The Chairman said the two medical doctors were released alongside two others in the early hours of Tuesday without payment of ransom.

He noted that it was the effort of the Cross River government and the security agencies that led the abducted four to regain their freedom from the abductors.

Archibong said he had spoken with his two members after their release, stressing that they were released unhurt.

“I can confirm to you that my two members have been released. They were released with the two other persons abducted with them.

He commend Governor Ben Ayade and security agencies on the release of their two abducted members.

“I want to commended the State Government and security agencies for their efforts. They have given us hope that Nigeria will get better,” he said.

The two medical personnel along with two others were abducted at Ekomita, along the Calabar-Ikom highway on Friday.


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