The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Dr. Emeka Ogah, and the Director of Finance as well as the Director of Administration, Mr. Sylvester Ugama and Mr. Christopher Ogbu, respectively have regained their freedom from kidnappers’ den.
The trio were kidnapped last Wednesday by unknown gunmen in Ajaokuta, Kogi State while returning from Abuja.
Details of how the adducted medical workers regained their freedom were sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
But the Chief Press Secretary to Governor David Umahi, Mr. Emmanuel Uzor, confirmed their freedom.
He said that the trio regained their freedom in the early hours of Sunday.
Uzor commended security agencies for the release of the victims, stressing that the CMD and other principal officers of the hospital were hale and hearty after their release.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Ebonyi State chapter, Dr. Austin Ikwudinma, appreciated the Ebonyi State Government for facilitating the release of the victims.
Meanwhile, the fate of the driver to the freed Chief Medical Director, who was allegedly shot by the kidnappers, was still not known.
The Chief Medical Director and the two other management staff members were abducted in Ajaokuta by unknown gunmen while returning from Abuja on official assignment.
The kidnapping prompted members of the NMA in Ebonyi State to besiege the entrance of the Government House on Friday to register their grievances over the abduction of their colleagues.
The governor had while receiving the protesting medical practitioners assured them that he would do all within his ability to ensure the release of the victims.