GHC volunteer physician identified as one of 7 health workers kidnapped in Calabar on Friday

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Ekpo Etim Egong is one of the seven health workers kidnapped on Friday at the Calabar-Ikom Highway.

Egong who is a physician is a volunteer medical practitioner with the General Hospital, Calabar who was inducted as a physician on November 2018.

He was said to be amongst the 7 health workers traveling to Ogoja from Calabar the Cross River state capital metropolis who was kidnapped by gunmen on Friday.

The kidnappers have demanded the sum of 60 million Naira as ransom.

This development is coming about 48 hours after the police rescued 8 travelers who were abducted by gunmen along Calabar-Ikom Highway on Tuesday.

It was also reported that there was a fourth kidnap incident in Calabar within two weeks as a pharmacist was kidnapped at Bogobiri and another Lady at Akai street off Parliamentary road was also kidnapped after the Cross River state police Command on Friday confirmed the kidnap of one Anozeng Egbe an architect with Faith Global Int’l Services Ltd an indigenous multi-disciplinary firm.