Medical doctors in Delta State have begun a two-day warning strike in protest of their abducted colleague, Dr.Wisdom Iboyitete, and threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the victim is not released by Thursday.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the state chapter of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP).
The statement which was signed by the state chairman, Dr. Ebikagboro Olayinka and secretary, Dr. Ikechukwu Okoh, called for the unconditional release of Dr. Iboyitete.
The statement read in part: “The Association had an Emergency Meeting today 01/06/2020 and noted that efforts made in the release of our member from the kidnappers’ den are suboptimal and call on the Delta State Government and security agencies to increase the tempo in locating and rescuing our member unscathed and unharmed.’’
“Consequently, the Association resolved as follows: All our members under Ughelli and Bomadi Medical Zones are to embark on a warning strike from 08:00 WAT tomorrow Tuesday 02/06/2020.’’
“All members of the association in the state to commence indefinite strike action from 08:00 WAT on Thursday 04/06/2020 until he is released.’’
The warning strike which took effect from Tuesday morning, June 2, is to be carried out by members of the association under Ughelli and Bomadi Medical Zones of the state. The two-day warning strike was declared Monday night, at the end of an emergency meeting by the body.
Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, a Principal Medical Officer at the General Hospital, Ojobo, in Burutu council area of the state was kidnapped by gunmen who pretended to be patients around midnight Sunday.