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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Doctors in Port Harcourt protest over incessant kidnappings of colleagues

Members of the Nigerian Medical Association staged a protest yesterday over the increased rate of abduction of medical practitioners in the state. The doctors came out in large numbers for the peaceful protest. Some of them were seen on their laboratory coats carrying placards, others just held their stethoscope.


Former chairman of the NMA Dr, Ibitorukuemi Kurubo  explained the purpose of the protest:
“When people are sick or when we want to take deliveries of babies we don’t call security agencies to do it for us. For instance, Lassa Fever issue is on. We are confronting it. Two doctors have died in the process, that is our job. We are trained to do it and we must treat patients no matter how deadly the diseases are because that is our job. Security agencies in the state must rise up and do their job.
“The peaceful protest today is to send a clear warning that if there is anymore kidnap of doctors in the state, NMA will take a far reaching decision,”
The doctors marched to the police headquarters to complain about the fact that twenty one practicing  medical doctors in the state have been kidnapped lately, eleven of them were kidnapped within the last few days, one died in the hands of the kidnappers while others were severely injured.
They met with the commissioner of police, Musa Kimo who sympathized with them, and promised them that more efforts would be made to protect them.

63 comments:

Tundebrown Ademuyiwa said...

Doctors should start carrying excortstoo niyen

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Deres problem o


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Koko Akpakan said...

You'd pause and wonder why the heck these riff raffs would chose to kidnapp hardworking nigerians delivering medical services, while they hail the thieving politians. Kidnapping is a crime regardless of the victim-was just saying....

BelieveAll said...

Kidnapping is too muck in Rivers State





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Eyinmosan Weyinmi said...

Please I also want to lend my voice to this struggle. This madness must ASAP. Doctors are modest people with a modest income. Kidnappers please for the sakes of humanity leave our doctors alone. Thank you for your understanding.

Anonymous said...

When will the kidnapping end






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Bona said...

Una sorry oo

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Anonymous said...

It's hightime the government do something about kidnapping

CherishD said...

They should not just protest but provide useful information to help d Police. Those that were kidnapped av information about d kidnappers.

fresh presh said...

freshpresh says , I like how united they are. when one eye cries, the other joins

Luciana Chinda said...

Okay naaaaah!

Ngene Olivia said...

Lolz, why them dey kidnap doctors na? Senseless ppl













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ogbajie angela said...

Reason I redeployed to the United states of America. Linda take note from Odessa Texas (USA).

Nelly Roland said...

dat one concern dem...my own is dat dey shld call of d strike lemme continue my field work in d hospital....abi dem no want mek I graduate?.....hia

aurelia ekewenu said...

Na port Harcourt turn, this boys have no chill. They was a time they were dealing with benin doctors and same tin was done

mudi X said...

Supported, is gettin too much joor

Anonymous said...

Ward coats not lab coats @Linda

Abimbola Haley Modinat Sodipe said...

Na wa oooo.....who come dey kidnap them.





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Dele Bolaji said...

I pray so

freeborn zinalima said...

Hmmmmmm evil every were oh God why.
They should blame mallam amechi an co this is there hand works to frustrate wike the same terrorist buhari did to frustrate Jonathan by raising boko haram.














#sad indeed

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

The Government should do something about it










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Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Your voices must be heard.

eunymz said...

Bera do something about it oga commissioner or else.....i rest my case for now

MZ EUEU

damba israel said...

Hmmm it is well




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Pesin Pikin said...

Gov Woke shd plz act

augustine muta said...

will this protest stop the kidnappers?

Tpy said...

They really said it that if Wike wins cultists and kidnappers will return to port-Harcourt unchecked. The reason is simple, wike being one of them has given them guns for the elections. Now elections are over he has abandoned them and they have guns, figure the rest

Nwariaku Munachi said...

The police should do something about this.

eberewinnie agom said...

It is well with Nigeria o

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhh...may the Lord help us all





Morning Aunty linda

Odibe Blessing said...

Maybe be una no dey treat patients,so d relative just dey kidnap una anyhow lolz,no mind me abeg nah joke...pls fg do smtin abt it.

Chimezie Uzoabaka said...

Wu dey kidnap doctor na.??..watin u get 4rm em na

Akeem Opayemi said...

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Just Negodu... Linda inukwa

Quinn steve said...

next

temitope faizat said...

Eyah

DAUGHTER _ OF _ A _ SOMEBODY... said...

What has doctors got to offer eh? Innocent doctors that don't get paid well.










I didn't type this fa' it just popped out...




chinelo okafor said...

Bokohari Na only God go Punish U.

john nedum said...

this is terrible, nd something should be done about it,

ada abraham said...

Its a way out so de wont wrk 4 d day,, d kidnaping na everywia ooo

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

God protect una

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Samuel Rosemary said...

Bad business

Jenny Duby said...

Nawa..#LindaCinfirm

Juliet Iwuno said...

God help dem, I feel their pain and fear. Linda take note!

omotola ojuade said...

Naija go better soon, linda post o

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

A nation besieged by her own people may it never be well with the wicked

Tomi Abike said...

Nigeria will surely be better.....Lindododo, I beg post my comment

Chizy Raky said...

Bad market! Una sorry



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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Kidnappers no get sense walai.. doctors kwa? Una no see ppl to kidnap again.... Awon Odeoshi

Cynthia Kamalu said...

My uncle's who's a doctor was kidnapped last week and we're still praying for his release. This madness needs to stop. It's getting out of hand.

Angel Makiz said...

NAIJA.....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

You are insensitive.

Anonymous said...

Obviously because they can't kidnap their benefactors and the people who armed them.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing the govt can do when they celebrate and appoint militants into the cabinets.

Anonymous said...

They have stopped giving the police info cos the info leaks back to the kidnappers. Plus the police can obtain up to 400k from the family in the guise of "investigations".

Anonymous said...

They don't earn enough to afford escorts. That's the privilege of politicians and expatriates. Mschew

Anonymous said...

How naive this comment is. Blame game is now the substitute for good governance.

Anonymous said...

Spot on!!

Anonymous said...

They are.... They are collecting their own "ransoms" from the victims. Lol. Sad!

Anonymous said...

We pray for his speedy release unhurt. He is one of the reasons we are protesting.

Oluwa Bukola said...

Please leave doctors alone,they ain't millionaires.




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