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Kidnapped Doctor Regains Freedom In Kogi



Gunmen have released a medical practitioner, Solomon Nidiamaka, who was kidnapped on Monday in Kogi State.

Recall that Nidiamaka, who works at the General Hospital, Ugwolawo in Ofu Local Government Area of the state, was whisked away by gunmen from the premises of the hospital.

In a statement jointly issued by Chairman and Secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Omakoji Oyiguh and Famotele Tolorunju on Wednesday, the association confirmed that Nidiamaka was released on Tuesday.

The statement noted that the victim is currently undergoing medical observation after his release.

It reads: “The State Officer Council (SOC) of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi, wishes to update all concerned that our member, Dr Solomon Nidiamaka, who was kidnapped on July 19, regained his freedom from the cruel hands of kidnappers yesterday.

“He is being currently managed by his medical colleagues. NMA appreciates the government of Kogi, security agencies, Chairman of Ofu Local Government Council, vigilantes and Hunters’ Association who all responded to the distress call and all those who called to show solidarity.

The association also asked the Federal Government to create more jobs for the teeming unemployed youths roaming the streets to stem incidents of kidnapping in society.

It is, however, unclear if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the kidnapped doctor.

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