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A doctor at the General Hospital, Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, was abducted on Monday, when gunmen invaded the hospital.
Dr Solomon Nidiamaka was said to have been forced to an unknown destination by the invaders.
Confirming the incident, Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh, and the association secretary, Dr Famotele Talorunju, appealed for the intervention of the government.
In a statement, “The State Officers of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kogi State wishes to inform all concerned that our member, Dr Solomon Nidiamaka, who works at General Hospital Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area was forcefully taken away by kidnapers around 8:30am today from the hospital premises.
“We call an the government of Kogi State and all security agencies to work very hard towards his early and safe release.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kogi State, DSP William Aya, however, said the command was not aware of the incident, but promised to get back to our correspondent when he received first-hand information from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ofu Local Government Area.