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The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun council, in a statement on Tuesday, says it would no longer offer its services until the security of its members were assured.
The association described the recent kidnappings of health workers in the state as “disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable”. They also expressed dissatisfaction over the approach adopted by the government to tackle the rising menace
The statement, signed by the chairman, NANNM, Roseline Solarin, said government’s handling of the crisis showed their lives and security were of no value and there was little or no commitment to facilitate the immediate release of abducted health worker.
NewsWireNGR gathered that in six days, suspected herdsmen have kidnapped three health workers in Ogun State; two of which were released on Monday.
The captors had reportedly abducted a doctor, Oladunni Adetola, and a nurse, Bamgbose, on April 7 and held them for over five days.
The third abduction was a dental therapist who works at the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo. The victim was abducted by unknown gunmen while journeying to work.
“In the light of these, there is immediate withdrawal of services of our members from all institutions in Ogun until the safety of our members is guaranteed,” NANNM said.