Doctors threaten strike over Kitchener abduction
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.