The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed the Kidnap of one of its members in Kogi State, Dr. Austin Uwumagbe.
The NMA said Dr. Uwumagbe was kidnapped shortly after leaving his hospital, Victory Hospital-Annex at Ogaminana, Adavi Local Government Area on the night of Tuesday , September 19, 2023 at about half past eight.
The Kogi State branch Chairman of NMA, Dr. Baoku Olusola and Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Bola Jonah, confirmed the kidnap of Dr Uwumagbein a joint statement issued in Lokoja.
They requested for 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 the medical doctor, describing the act as unfortunate and unacceptable.
“We write to notify you of the Kidnapping of our colleague by name Dr. Austin Uwumagbe who was said to have been abducted shortly after leaving his hospital (Victory Hospital-Annex) at Ogaminana, Adavi LGA of Kogi State.
“He was said to have been abducted with his car, an ash coloured 406 Peugeot with Registration number DAV 561 AA at about 8:30pm last night (19/9/2023),” part of the statement reads.
The NMA said the matter has been reported to security agencies, calling for urgent action to be taken. (vitalnewsngr.com)