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Gunmen kill medical doctor in Niger


Unknown gunmen have raided a private medical facility in Salka town of Magama local government, Niger state and killed a medical practitioner.

The medical practitioner identified as Dr Precious Chinnedu Emeka was reportedly killed by the masked gunmen and his remains abandoned in the bush.

According to This Day, the gunmen who were six in number stormed the hospital of Precious at about 9 pm demanding for him.

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Eyewitnesses reveal that immediately Precious was identified he was taken away only for his remains to be found in the bush the next day which was Thursday, 17th June 2021.

It was said that a report was immediately sent to the police in the area but no action was taken.

A staff of the deceased said “When they took the Doctor away we reported to the police and the local vigilantes.

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“The following day (Thursday afternoon) the vigilantes called us that they had seen a corpse inside the bush and we were able to identify it as that of our oga”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Niger state command, DSP Abiodun Wasiu, could not be reached for reaction at the time of filing this report.

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Meanwhile, the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Niger state President, Chief Emmanuel Ezeugo, confirmed the murder of the victim identified as Precious Emeka Chinedu.

Ezeugo, who described the killing of Precious as ‘very unfortunate’ added that the ‘Igbo community are investigating the death of the doctor.

He further appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the recent deaths.