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Abducted Benue doctor regains freedom after 33 days in kidnappers den

A medical doctor, Dr Asema Msuega, kidnapped in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State a month ago, has regained his freedom.

The development was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Dr Ameh Godwin, Secretary of the Benue State Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).

He said with the colleague’s release, the association’s indefinite strike action in response to the abduction of Dr Asema Msuega has been suspended.

“Members are hereby instructed to resume their duties. However, doctors working in Ukum LGA are directed to leave their duty stations until further notice.

“We are currently assessing the situation and will communicate further instructions as soon as possible,” the secretary stated.

The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, also confirmed that the abducted doctor had been released by his abductors.

Kemi Filani News, however, cannot ascertain if a ransom was paid prior to the release of the doctor.

Recall that the NMA Benue Chapter embarked on strike because Msuega was abducted.

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