Bandits Abduct medical doctor in Kogi

By Issah Dave Monday July 19, 2021

A medical doctor working with General Hospital Ugwolawo in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State identified as Solomon Nidiamaka has been kidnapped by gunmen this, Monday, July 19, 2021.

It was gathered that the medical practitioner was forcefully taken away by the unknown gunmen around 8:30 am from the hospital premises.

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

The statement read, “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 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 on 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.


He however promised to get back to source when he receives first-hand information from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in Ofu Local Government of Kogi State.

Recall that kidnapping has been on the increase in Kogi State in the last one week.

Recently, a traditional ruler who recently regained freedom was kidnapped at the central senatorial district while a pharmacist was also whisked away to an unknown destination at the western senatorial district.

In addition, a pastor and his wife were also kidnapped and their whereabouts is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.

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