A medical doctor with the General Hospital, Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area, Solomon Nidiamaka has been abducted by gunmen in Kogi State.

The medical practitioner was whisked away by the kidnappers around 8:30 am from the hospital premises on Monday, 19 July 2021.

A statement issued by the Kogi State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, ( NMA), Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh and the association secretary, Dr Famotele Talorunju confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Monday evening.

The statement reads, “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 the General Hospital Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area was forcefully taken away by kidnappers around 8:30 am today, 19 July, 2021 from the hospital premises.

“We call the government of Kogi State and all security agencies to work very hard towards his early and safe release”.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), in Kogi State, DSP William Ovye Aya said the command is not aware of the kidnap of Dr Solomon Nidiamaka.