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Doctors in Ebonyi withdraw services over kidnap of colleague


The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi chapter, on Monday said its members have withdrawn their services in all government and private hospitals in the state.

The state NMA chairman, Chidi Esike, said at a press conference in Abakaliki that the withdrawal was due to the kidnap of a consultant paediatrician, Pius Maiyike.

Esike, who works with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, was kidnapped on Sunday in Abakaliki.

He said that the doctors could not continue to operate under an unsafe and insecure environment.

“We shall, however, resume our services immediately our colleague is released by the kidnappers.”