Update: Kidnapped Kogi Doctor regains freedom

The medical doctor who was abducted from a hospital in Kogi state on Monday July 19, has regained freedom.

Chairman and Secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Omakoji Oyiguh and Famotele Tolorunju confirmed on Wednesday July 21, that Solomon Ndidiamaka who works at the General Hospital in Ugwolawo in Ofu Local Government Area, was released on Tuesday July 20. 

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

A statement released by the NMA read; 

“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.”

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