[From ANIEKAN ANIEKAN, Calabar]
Cross River State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of a kidnapped doctor.
The medical doctor is by name Edmund Akpaikpe and was allegedly kidnapped on Sunday in Bakassi while dropping off his maid at Esighi village.
Confirming the rescue of Dr Akpaikpe on telephone, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo said against all odds they have been recording success as we have facilitated the release of four kidnap victims in one week.
“The rescue of Dr Akpaikpe is yet another success by the Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Squad.
“We are also appealing to the public especially those living within riverine area, creeks not to keep quiet whenever there is suspicious movement or see a face that is not known in their vicinity ,they should always keep us abreast of such ,because it makes our job easier ,she said.
Oracle Today learnt Dr Akpaikpe was severely brutalized by his abductors.
He is now receiving treatment in a hospital and his condition is stable.