The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Akwa Ibom Chapter, has condemned the murder of Dr Ivy Umana, Head, Department of Pathology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital(UUTH).
Dr Augustine Umoh, the state chairman of the association, expressed this condemnation on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN recalls that the late Umana, 44, was found dead in her Shelter Afrique residence in Uyo on Friday having been allegedly stabbed in the head.
Umoh , who described the act as barbaric and inhumane, appealed to relevant security agencies to ensure that they apprehend the perpetrators.
“Late Dr Umana contributed immensely to the development and accreditation of the Department of Pathology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.
“She was a professional of the highest order who gave her best to save lives and promote healthy living,” said Umoh.
The chairman, therefore, charged the police to ensure that those behind the heinous crime were brought to book.
NAN recalls that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, confirmed the murder on Friday.
Nwawe said that two suspects had been arrested and were helping the police in their investigation. (NAN)