By EDEM DARLINGTON, Calabar
Less than 24 hours after the abductors of a medical doctor, Ushang Ekanem was released, another medical doctor, a senior registrar in paediatrics with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Dr. Emem Udoh has been kidnapped.
Sources said the medical doctor was kidnapped, in the early hours of Tuesday, 9, 2018 on her way back from work.
Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Irene Ukpo confirmed the report but said the command was working hard to secure the release of Dr. Udoh.
ASP Ukpo, in response to AUTHENTIC News Daily question on what efforts the police is doing to secure the release of the medical doctor responded ” like I said, we are aware of the kidnap and the command is working hard to secure her release”
It would be recalled that on January 5, 2018, another medical doctor, Ushang Ekanem was kidnapped in Akamkpa LGA, with the leadership of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the state threatening to embark on an indefinite strike beginning Monday 8, 2018.
In the early hours of January 8, 2018, Dr. Ushang Ekanem was promptly released while Dr. Emen Udoh was kidnapped.
At the time of filling this report the kidnappers were yet to make contact with the family.