NMA Gives Security Agencies Ultimatum Over Kogi Doctor’s Kidnap


Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given security agencies 72 hours to rescue one of its members, Dr. Austin Uwumagbe, who was kidnapped on Tuesday.

Dr. Uwumagbe was reportedly kidnapped shortly after leaving his hospital, Victory Hospital-Annex at Ogaminana, Adavi local government area on at about 8:30pm Tuesday when  gunmen arrived the hospital with sporadic gunshots.

Chairman of the association, Dr. Baoku Olusola while speaking at a press conference in Lokoja yesterday, said the association at the end of its emergency meeting resolved to embark on an indefinite strike on Monday if security agencies fail to rescue him.

The NMA chairman stated that the gunmen forced the doctor into his car at his hospital opposite FCE Okene after attending to a labour case.

He said the incident had thrown the entire body of doctors in the state, the family and staff into confusion and urged Governor Yahaya Bello, President Ahmed Tinubu, Acting Inspector General of…

Source: Leadership Newspaper