The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in a press release dated June 5, 2022, has challenged the federal government to do something about the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians, saying “explanations, condemnations, and reassurances, are no longer comforting” but that the FG should take urgent steps to curbing the menace.
NMA said this in reaction to the incident of gunmen attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, during when many were killed, and scores left injured, battling for their survival.
The issued press release, signed by Dr. Uche R. OJINMAH, the President of the NMA reads:
The Nigerian Medical Association received with sadness the news of the wanton killing of innocent Nigerians and abduction of some citizens at Owo in Ondo State by yet to be identified Gunmen.
The recurrent shedding of innocent blood in our dear country has been going on for far too long and it is the position of the Nigerian Medical Association that explanations, condemnations and reassurances are no longer comforting.
The NMA hereby calls for quick intervention by our Governments and security agencies to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians in every part of this nation.
The Nigerian Medical Association commiserates with the Government and good people of Ondo State over the loss of lives and prays for the quick recovery of those injured.
We appeal to Nigerians in the affected area of Ondo State to kindly go to the hospitals where the injured are being treated to donate blood to save lives.
We call on all doctors in Ondo State and the environs to mobilize themselves to participate in the treatment of the injured. NMA also calls for the release in good health of those abducted.
Let’s all join hands to build a safe and secure Nigeria.
Dr. Uche R. OJINMAH
President, Nigerian Medical Association