Unknown armed men have abducted a Consultant Cardiologist working with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Vincent Uhegbu Maduka.
Dr. Maduka was kidnapped by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, December 10, outside his home at Eta Agbo layout in Calabar.
The state chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), Dr. Innocent Abang, who confirmed this said that doctors have proceeded on an indefinite strike to demand the release of their professional colleague.
“There is a standing resolution by NMA in the state that doctors would proceed on indefinite strike once a doctor is kidnapped to press for the immediate release of such a victim,” he said.
Dr. Abang further said the association was fed up with the constant kidnapping of doctors by criminals to demand ‘blood money’.