NMA mourns Dr Chinelo, calls for state police

Medical doctor Chinelo Megafu killed in Abuja-Kaduna train attack

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday expressed sadness over the death of its member Dr Chinelo Nwando.

The dental surgeon was among several persons who died from gunshot wounds after terrorists attacked Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday night.

The NMA, in a statement by its national publicity secretary Dr Aniekeme Uwah, decried the volatile security situation in the country.

“The NMA President, Prof Innocent A O Ujah, mni and indeed all Medical and Dental Practitioners under the auspices of NMA are deeply saddened by the tragic, horrific and preventable death of one of our members, Dr Chinelo Megafu Nwando who is reported to have lost her life from injuries sustained from gun shots when the train she travelled in from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by suspected bandits,” the statement said.

The association noted that Nwando served at the Kaduna State Dental Centre and worked with St Gerrard’s Hospital, Kakuri.

It also called on security agencies to “urgently reorganise the security architecture in the country with focus on intelligence gathering in order to avoid these carnages across the country.”

“The Association also recommends that the Federal Government gives a strong consideration to the establishment of state police to further complement the efforts of the Nigerian Police Force,” the statement added.