Economy is harsh, kidnappers tell released Doctor
LOKOJA – A Kogi-based medical doctor, Solomon Nidiamaka, who was kidnapped on Monday has regained freedom from the hands of his abductors.
Nidiamaka was kidnapped at Ugwolawo in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), in a statement signed by its chairman, Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh and Secretary Dr Famotele Tolorunju, confirmed this in a statement issued to DAILY INDEPENDENT on Wednesday.
The statement noted that Nidiamaka was released on Tuesday night and is currently undergoing medical treatment.
The statement read: “NMA Kogi State appreciates the Government of Kogi State, the security agencies, the Chairman of Ofu Local Government Council, the Vigilantes and the Hunters Association who all responded to the distress call, and all hose who called to show solidarity.
“NMA ‘Kogi State wishes to inform the Federal Government that the kidnappers told our kidnapped colleague that they were in the business of kidnapping to be able to feed, and therefore Federal Government is called upon to continue to prioritise youth employment to de-escalate kidnapping, which has become a national malaise leading to disruption in healthcare delivery including brain drain.”
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