The Nigerian Military has appealed to the State Nigerian Medical Association, NMA to shelf the planned sit at home protest following the molestation of a Medical Doctor in Warri Metropolis.
The Army represented by Sector One Commander Colonel S. Armed said it was deeply saddened by the treatment meted on the Medical Doctor, Dr Ralph Onyemekiehiu of the Central Hospital Warri during the curfew.
The Commander who received a delegation led by its Warri Chairman, Dr Emmanuel Nwose assured Medical Personnel and all those on essential duties that they will not be molested.
He said disciplinary action will be meted on the Officers who embarrassed and molested the doctor by asking him to sit in a pool of muddy water at Airport Junction.
He said after the doctor introduced himself, the officer should have allowed him to pass since he was on Wednesday duty.
Colonel Ahmed said the Military will not condone such behavior by its men and officers in their engagement with civilians and noted the importance of health workers and other essential service providers particularly at this period.
The Warri NMA Chairman, Dr Emmanuel Nwose had expressed the disappointment and dissatisfaction of its members at the maltreatment of Dr Ralph Onyemekiehiu, a nurse in Udu Local Government Area as well as a female doctor in Asaba.
He said the doctors have resolved to sit at home until the assurances of their safety, an apology, and disciplinary measures taken against the erring officers.