In Cross River, doctors have declared an indefinite strike in response to the kidnapping of a colleague

In Cross River State, doctors have initiated a comprehensive and indefinite strike.

In a show of solidarity with their colleague, Ekanem Ephraim, who was kidnapped from her residence in Calabar on Thursday, the doctors have made a collective decision.

According to a report from NAN, the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River branch, Dr. Felix Archibong, revealed in a communique that was signed on Sunday. The disclosure came after an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) held in Calabar.

In a recent incident, Ephraim, a medical practitioner affiliated with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), was reportedly abducted from her residence on Thursday. The perpetrators, who disguised themselves as patients, carried out the abduction at approximately 7:30 pm.

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In a statement released, it was announced that there will be a complete and indefinite cessation of medical services, starting immediately. This decision is being made in support of a member who is currently being held captive by her abductors.

The call has been made for the State government to utilize all available means in order to secure the prompt and unconditional release of our member who is currently being held captive by her abductors.

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