Doctor abducted while attending to patients in Rivers


Anti-kidnapping unit and Special Anti-robbery Squads of Rivers Police Command are on the manhunt for gunmen who kidnapped a medical doctor, Dr Kikere Ramson, while he was attending to patients in Oboloma Health center in Asari-Toru local government area of the state.

 Dr Ramson whereabouts is not known and neither him or his abductors has contacted his family.
 The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Dike who confirmed the incident also condemned the act describing the act ” unnecessarily sacriligeous to abduct a Doctor while attending to patients in his Consulting Room”
 He called on the kidnappers to release the medical doctor unconditionally.
Chairman of the Rivers state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Datonye D.Alasia stated that the frequent abduction of medical doctors in this part of the world is is not only unethical but inhuman.
 “Why should criminal abduct a medical doctor from his consulting room while attending to patients who direly need medicare in rural areas where there are large population of the poorest of the poor. We therefore call for his unconditional release.”
 He called on security agencies and the state governent to ensure his unconditional release.
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Bura-Bari Nwilo lives in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria. He is the author of A Tiny Place Called Happiness – a book of stories.

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