Kidnappers have demanded N100 million for the release of two abducted doctors in Cross River State, the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said on Saturday.
Dr Felix Archibong, chairman of NMA in the state, confirmed the ransom demand in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday 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.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sule Balarabe, has also confirmed the incident, saying his command would do everything humanly possible to secure their release unhurt.
“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 cooperation 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. (NAN)
GWG.NG reports that doctors in Cross River State have in the past been aggrieved over the repeated abduction of doctors in the state.