The Kwara State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has begged for the release of their member, Dr Zubair Erubu, who is currently at the mercy of the kidnappers.
Naija News understands that the medical personnel was whisked to an unknown location on Thursday night while in his farmhouse.
Regretting the development in a statement jointly issued in Ilorin, the state capital earlier today by the NMA Chairman, Prof. Baba Issa; and the Secretary, Dr Tijani AbdulRasheed, Erubu’s colleagues appeal to the assailants to please free the innocent man.
Recalling that Erubu was abducted in his farmhouse in Ago-Oja in Asa Local Government Area on December 9, the medical experts said: “Erubu practices Medicine with diligence and most of his practices, particularly at his private Fadima Clinic.
“He is a humanitarian, who renders medical services to the indigents at his farmhouse without receiving anything.
“Erubu is dedicated to helping the poor and the helpless people in the society.
“It is disheartening that somebody who has consecrated his life to helping others is the same that is now being hunted, abducted and incarcerated by these bandits.
“NMA appeals to the Kwara State Government and the security agencies to work individually and collectively to ensure the safe release of Dr Zubair Erubu to his family,” they said.
While describing the country’s security situation as disheartening, NMA leaders appealed to the security agencies to ensure the safety of other medical doctors and healthcare professionals working in the state and Nigeria in general.
They added: “The unfavourable security environment has been one of the reasons for the exodus of health professionals out of Nigeria.
“The government needs to put adequate measures in place to protect those that have decided to stay in the country.
“We appeal to the abductors of Dr Erubu to unconditionally release him uninjured to his family, because doing this is the best thing to pay back a man who has devoted all his life, so far, to the service of humanity,” the doctors said.
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