A Medical Doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa State, Abdurrahman Kawuyo has been kidnapped by gunmen in his house located in Lakare Ward, Yola South Local Government Area of the State,
Penpushing reports that, the Chairman Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in the State, Dr Tounde Elijah who also confirmed the incident said, “the bandits, came in the early hours of the night yesterday and picked Dr. Kawuyo here in his house,”
“One of our colleagues who was not aware of the kidnapping, called to have some professional information from Dr. Kawuyo. The call was picked by a strange person who passed it over to the Doctor. That’s how we got the firsthand information about the incident’.
Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of filing this report, the gunmen were demanding ransom of N10million as confirmed by the association boss, “the kidnappers are demanding for N10 million to have Dr. Kawuyo regain his freedom but negotiation is ongoing,” he said.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and Association of Resident Doctors led by the leadership visited Kawuyo’s family to commiserate with them over the incident, praying for the safe return of their colleague.
“The alarming rate of kidnappings in the state really calls for concern; from simple menial jobbers, the water vendors, to politicians, entrepreneurs, now other professionals, university dons and medical doctors are also joined in the casualty list’,the association said.
“It’s becoming unbearable and intolerable. We’re contemplating on staging a peaceful march against the spate of kidnappings in the state that will involve the entire stakeholders in the health sector. Other professionals can be factored in,” the chairman said.
Penpushing also reports that, Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje when contacted confirmed the kidnap, adding, “yes, we heard of the kidnap of the said medical personnel but I am yet to get the full details. I am waiting full briefing from DPO in charge of the area,”.