The three medical personnel, including the former Edo State
Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Phillip Ugbodaga, who were
kidnapped recently in Imo State, have regained their freedom. The other two
kidnap victims were Mrs. Anne Usman, a Matron in the University of Benin
Teaching Hospital, Benin City and Mr. Sunny Omo-Alasa, a health worker.
said: “When we got to Orlu that night, we did not know the right way to Uburu
Ekwe. So, we hired a commercial motorcyclist to direct us. Just a few minutes
after we started the journey, a sports utility vehicle overtook our car and
quickly reversed and sped off to their den, through a very lonely road. All the
efforts by residents of the community to flag the vehicle down that night, were
rebuffed”, the woman recalled with grief.