Bandits invade general hospital Zamfara, abduct nurse, caregiver

Bandits on Friday invaded General Hospital, Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted a nurse and caregiver.

Residents told a national publication that immediately the heavily armed stormed the medical facility, they headed to the outpatient ward in search of a doctor or nurse.

“When they couldn’t find anybody there, they starting going from one ward to another. A nurse and a caregiver were abducted. They then moved to staff quarters looking for doctors and nurses but could not find any.”

“The armed criminals had earlier attempted to attack Maigoge, a community located six kilometres north of Dansadau town.

“But when they laid siege to the community, the vigilantes otherwise known as Yan Sakai firmly defended the village. The vigilante killed some of the bandits and injured several others.

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“They then invaded the hospital to kidnap nurse and doctors that will treat their injured brothers in the forest.”

Maigoge is one of the few communities in Dansadau Emirate known to be firmly defending themselves against bandits.

“The staff of the facility are not carrying out night duties now. They only attend to patients at day time. They then move inside the town to spend night usually at undisclosed locations,” he added.

The chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Zamfara state, Dr Mannir Bature, who confirmed the attack said the association is worried by the unfortunate incident.

According to him, an emergency state officers council meeting has been scheduled for Saturday over the incident.

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With additional reports from Daily Trust

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