Health worker abducted as bandits attack Zamfara hospital

Health worker abducted as bandits attack Zamfara hospital
Map of Zamfara State

A health worker and an unnamed individual have been abducted by armed bandits who attacked a General Hospital within the Dansadau community in the Maru local government area of Zamfara State.

Reports revealed that two other female staff of the hospital were wounded during the attack that took place in the early hours of Friday.

The chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Zamfara State branch Dr. Mannir Bature confirmed the attack in an interview with Channels TV.

Dr. Bature said that the gunmen stormed the hospital and started looking for medical doctors and nurses and in the process abducted a ward attendant and a patient's relation.

He noted that the NMA Zamfara branch will hold an emergency state officers council meeting on Saturday 31st July 2021 at NMA Secretariat to deliberate on the issue.

As a result of recurring bandits attacks and kidnappings of residents in Dansadau, the community has made several pleas to the Federal and State Governments for the deployment of more security personnel to the area.

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