The President of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), Prof (Dr) Innocent I Ujah, and all Medical and Dental Practitioners, under the auspices of NMA have called on security agencies to urgently reorganize the security architecture in the country with a focus on intelligence gathering in order to avoid carnages across the country.
The organization stated this in a press release signed by the National Publicity Secretary NMA Dr. Aniekeme Uwah, on the tragic death of one of its members Dr. Chinelo Nwando.
The Doctor was reported to have lost her life from injuries sustained from gunshots when the train she traveled in from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by suspected bandits.
NMA vehemently decried the worsening insecurity in the country which has made all Nigerians as a whole vulnerable to violent attacks by hoodlums, bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists who are currently having a field day causing deep sorrows and severe pains.
“The untimely death of the young, promising Dr. Chinelo who served at the Kaduna State Dental Centre and worked with St Gerrard’s Hospital, Kakuri, while striving to earn an honest living is one other death too many.”
“The Association notes that needless bloodletting and senseless loss of lives is fast becoming a recurrent decimal in our country, thus worsening the alarming effects of brain drain, which in many instances have been attributable to the worsening security situation in the country.”
The Association also recommends that the Federal Government gives strong consideration to the establishment of state police to further complement the efforts of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
The recruitment of more security personnel and the provision of modern security gadgets and ammunition for them can’t be overemphasized.
“We pray to God to grant the families of Dr. Chinelo and all other victims of the very unfortunate incidence, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We also pray for the speedy recovery of all those who sustained various forms of injuries from gunshots and while trying to escape the attack.”