NMA confirms kidnap of Dr Uwumagbe in Kogi


The Kogi State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed the kidnapping of one of its members, Dr Austin Uwumagbe.

Dr Uwumagbe was reportedly kidnapped shortly after leaving his hospital, Victory Hospital-Annex, at Ogaminana, Adavi Local Government Area, on Tuesday night at about half past eight.

The State NMA Chairman, Dr. Baoku Olusola, and Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Bola Jonah, who confirmed this in a joint statement, requested the immediate release of the medical doctor to enable him to continue his essential service to the people.

The statement condemned in strong terms the kidnapping of medical personnel, describing the act as unfortunate and unacceptable.


Source: Nigerian Tribune