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On this blog….we made a decision at the beginning that no matter how strongly we feel about other social and political issues in Nigeria, we would keep our blog related to health issues.

We still try to…but pls…bear with us this time.

Today, I found out that yet another person I know had been kidnapped in Anambra state. Why is this important to this blog. The person is a colleague, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who taught me and hundreds of other doctors as we passed through the University of Nigeria. He is one of the leading obstetricians in eastern Nigeria who has literally delivered thousands of babies, most of who will be teenagers today. That is how low our society has reached.

This happens because we have kept quiet as our governments has abdicated on its responsibilities.

We think it will not happen to one of “ours”, we pray that our own families are spared, and that we are not called on to raise the ransom for our friends.

Doctors rightly or wrongly have been reverred and protected by societies. If this eminent colleague can be kidnapped in his own home…our society has disintegrated…truly. Thinking through the consequences of this on our society is scarry…truly.

If you think this does not affect you…think again.

For our leaders….”leaders!”…well

On the same day this happens, the Governor, the chief security officer of the state ….is quoted as reading the Riot Act to kidnappers and their sponsors in the state

What a joke….what a joke!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead

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