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.”