Six Doctors Kidnapped in Rivers State in One Month, Doctors Protest
According to them, six doctors had been kidnapped in the last one month, with one victim killed in the process. More cases had been recorded recently suggesting that the scourge is increasing. Doctors in the State took to the streets of Port Harcourt, the State’s capital, on Wednesday, this time, not for welfare benefits but to mourn one of their own who died in the hands of kidnappers recently.
According to them, the victim’s case was just one of the several kidnap cases which they said had been targeted at their members.
The protest took them to the Department of State Security and the police headquarters in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Dan Bature, told the protesters that his command was stopping at nothing to rid the state of the scourge of kidnapping.
At a press briefing, the Commissioner of Health, Mr Sampson Parker, wondered why doctors were being targeted.
Many said it was not just the doctors that should be worried about the situation. Residents said they also are at risk and are hopeful that the security agencies would stem the spate of kidnapping.