Akwa Ibom: Gunmen attack hospital, kidnap medical professional on task

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Gunmen had actually attacked Ikot Ekpa Cottage medical facility, Mkpat Enin Local government areua of Akwa Ibom State and abducted one Dr Felix Ekpo, a senior medical officer who was on responsibility.

The Secretary of the State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Ekem Emmanuel John, who announced this in a declaration issued to reporters in Uyo, on Wednesday, said the occurrence taken place on Tuesday.

While prompting the members to stay calm and alert in their task post, the association stated it was in contact with appropriate security firms in the State to make sure security and genuine release of the abducted doctor.

The association likewise advised the State Government to check out the matter, threatening to down tools if the victim was not released within 48hours.

“To this end, we humbly request the Government to release all of its rich security equipment towards the crucial and urgent task of rescuing Dr Ekpo, who is not only a citizen but also a staff member of Government, kidnapped in the line of task, right at his location of duty, as assigned to him by Government,” the statement included.