TAKEN IN APRIL

Efforts to find Cuban doctors should go beyond the border

Efforts of local, international agencies should be consolidated to get them back

In Summary

• Cuban doctors were abducted in Mandera as they were being driven to work. 

• Italian aid worker was taken by suspected militants riding a motorcycle. 

The kidnapped doctors, General physician Assel Herera Correa and surgeon Landy Rodriguez
OTHERS RECALLED: The kidnapped doctors, General physician Assel Herera Correa and surgeon Landy Rodriguez
Image: COURTESY

The efforts of police to pursue the two Cuban doctors abducted in Mandera should involve the International Police (Interpol) and the military across borders.

Multi-agency security efforts should be consolidated to bring the two doctors the Italian aid worker abducted by suspected al Shabaab gangs riding on a motorcycle. Search efforts should not end at the border.

If the abductors crossed the borders to kidnap the three, there is no reason why security agencies cannot do the same. Security should also be tightened for other Cuban doctors.