Kidnapped Doctors: NMA Seeks Taraba Gov’s Intervention

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

 
The Nigerian Medical Association has  said  it has  written a letter to the Governor of Taraba State,  Darius Ishaku, to help secure the release of  the two  doctors kidnapped in the state  on March 10. Sunday Oduniya and Audu Sule’s  abductors   demanded a huge ransom  for their release, and after  negotiations, N12.3m was paid for their release.
 
However, the   NMA said despite the payment, the doctors had yet to be released by the hoodlums. In an interview with our correspondent on Tuesday, the Secretary General of the association, Dr Muyiwa Odusote,  said they had  been  making efforts to ensure their release.
 
Also,  the Chairman of Taraba State NMA, Dr Danga Danga, said in a separate interview with our correspondent on the telephone that they  had approached the  governor, hoping  that the effort would lead to  the release  of their members.
 
Danga said, “The two doctors have not been released by their abductors. We met with the leadership of security agencies and they told us the efforts they  were  making. We then wrote a letter to the governor to intervene in order to secure our members’ release. As it is now, we are hoping for the best.”
 
He added that  the police had made some arrests.
 
The NMA chief said, “The police said  they  were  patrolling the suspected area (where the doctors are kept) and that they had made  a few arrests, hoping that would lead them to the camp where they were  being kept.”

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