Medical Doctors in Delta State have commenced a two-day warning strike over the kidnap of one of the State’s medical doctors, Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete.

Dr. Iboyitete was kidnapped on Monday morning by unknown armed men who pretended to be patients at the General Hospital, Ojobo, in Burutu Local Government Area of the State.

After an emergency meeting on Monday night, the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), Delta State Chapter, declared a two-day warning strike.

The association directed its members under the Ughelli and Bomadi Medical Zones to withdraw their services so that their abducted colleague can regain his freedom.

NAGGMDP also threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if Dr. Iboyitete is not released.

The statement signed by the State NAGGMDP’s chairman, Dr. Ebikagboro Olayinka, and Secretary, Dr. Ikechukwu Okoh, called for the unconditional and immediate release of Dr. Iboyitete.

The statement reads, “Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, a Principal Medical Officer at General Hospital, Ojobo was abducted in the hospital premises by unknown gunmen pretending to be patients on 01/06/2020 at 00:01 WAT.

“The Association had an Emergency Meeting today 01/06/2020 and noted that efforts made in the release of our members 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.

“There shall be a peaceful protest walk on Thursday 04/06/2020. This protest walk will commence from the Delta State NMA Secretariat (opposite the Cenotaph, Asaba) to the Government House and then to the Office of the Commissioner of Police in Asaba.

“To hold a Press Conference demanding his unconditional release and also highlighting the plight of doctors who are soft targets of Kidnappers in Delta State.

“We demand the unconditional release of our member Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete.”



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