By Ovie Okpare
Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, the kidnapped Principal Medical Officer at Ojobo General Hospital in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, has regained freedom.
He was said to have been released by his abductors in the early hours of today (Sunday), NIGER DELTA TODAY Online was reliably informed.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online reports that Dr. Iboyitete was kidnapped between late Sunday night and the early hours of Monday by arms-wielding gunmen at the hospital premises.
The medical doctor was forcefully whisked away to unknown destination through the creeks in the community.
The Delta State National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) had since declared indefinite strike to protest abduction of the doctor.
Similarly, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has also directed its members in the state to down tools if the victim was not released before Monday June 8, 2020.
The State Secretary of NAGGMDP, Dr. Ikechukwu Okoh, confirmed the release of the doctor to our correspondent on Sunday.
He said the victim had just been released when contacted at about 1:33pm on Sunday.
Dr. Okoh, who could not immediately give details of the release, promised to avail our correspondent with further information later.
Recall that the kidnappers had earlier demanded N5 million ransom for the release of the medical doctor on Wednesday.
It was not clear if ransom was paid to secure the release of the Dr. Iboyitete as of the time of filing this report.