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Doctors not connected with banditry in Zamfara – NMA

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The Nigeria Medical Association has denied speculations linking medical doctors with banditry in Zamfara State.

This was confirmed in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr. Mannir Bature and Dr. Remigius Nwachukwu.

“The attention of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Zamfara State Chapter, has been drawn to a publication from various media organizations with a caption, ‘Police in Zamfara arrest medical doctor, 7 others in connection with banditry.

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“Our investigation revealed that the said person is not a medical doctor, but a Medical Laboratory Technician, who is parading himself as a medical doctor to defraud unsuspecting individuals.

“The person is neither a resident nor does he work in Zamfara state.

“This clarification becomes necessary owing to the fact that only holders of MBBS, MBChB, and BDS are entitled to be called medical doctor,” they said.

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