Doc­tors threaten strike over Kitch­ener ab­duc­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

The Nige­rian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (NMA) said in Kaduna yes­ter­day that it is not rul­ing out the pos­si­bil­ity of pro­ceed­ing on strike if govern­ment does not work for the im­me­di­ate re­lease of a mem­ber, Dr. Stephen Kitch­ener, who was ab­ducted by un­known gun­men in Zaria Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the NMA, Dr. Kitch­ener went miss­ing Tues­day when some gun­men trailed him on his way from a clinic and in­vaded his res­i­dence in Tukur-Tukur, Zaria. No con­tact has been made with his ab­duc­tors.

Chair­man of the state chap­ter of the NMA, Dr. Aliyu Us­man Bap­pah, at a news con­fer­ence in Kaduna de­scribed the ab­duc­tion of Dr. Kitch­ener as a sad de­vel­op­ment, adding that ef­forts should be made to res­cue him. The NMA urged the federal govern­ment to use all means to en­sure his safe and speedy re­lease along with other ab­ducted Nige­ri­ans in­clud­ing the school girls still miss­ing from Govern­ment Sec­ondary School, Chi­bok in Borno State.

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