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ABDUCTED CROSS RIVER DOCTORS REGAIN FREEDOM HOURS AFTER NMA STRIKE

Barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River state embarked on an indefinite strike to demand their rescue, the two abducted doctors have been released.

The chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Dr Felix Archiving, who confirmed the development via a statement on Tuesday, said that the two medical doctors were released alongside two others in the early hours of Tuesday without payment of ransom.

The abductors had earlier demanded a N100 million ransom.

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Mr Archibong noted that the Cross River government and the security agencies facilitated the freedom of the abducted four, adding that the victims 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 said.

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

The kidnapping of the two doctors prompted the NMA to commence indefinite industrial action on Monday, following the expiration of 48 hours given the state government to secure their freedom.

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