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Kidnappers strike in Cross River, abducts two doctors, demand N100m

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“We are going to comb the forest to secure their release. I assure that the matter will adequately be dealt with. I am not just sitting in Calabar to give orders, I am also on ground with my men.” – Police

The kidnappers of two doctors in Cross River State have demanded N100 million as ransom, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said on Saturday.

Chairman of NMA in the state, Dr Felix Archibong, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.

Archibong said that the two medical doctors were abducted on Friday alongside two others at Ikomita section of the Calabar-Ikom Highway.

Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Sule Balarabe, has also confirmed the incident, saying his Command would do everything humanly possible to secure the release of the doctors without harm.

“We are going to comb the forest to secure their release. I assure that the matter will adequately be dealt with. I am not just sitting in Calabar to give orders, I am also on ground with my men.

“We have the co-operation of the locals and I believe we will have positive result. I am on ground with various units.

“We are hitting the nails on its head as I speak, we must make sure we secure the release of the victims unharmed,” he declared.

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