Suspected gunmen kill medical doctor in Zamfara

Suspected gunmen kill medical doctor in Zamfara

- A medical governor in Zamfara has been assassinated by unknown assailants

- The state police command has confirmed the ugly incident

- Mohammed Shehu, the state public relations officer, said the police have commenced an investigation into the incident

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Some suspected gunmen have reportedly killed Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre as a gynaecologist, in Zamfara.'s regional reporter in Zamfara, Lawal Tsalha, reports that Okpara was assassinated and burnt in his house at Damba Housing Estate, in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state.

The report says that his assassination was confirmed by the state police public relations officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, in an interview with newsmen.

Shehu said police are currently investigating the matter and would soon issue a press release after the completion of the investigation.

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Suspected gunmen kill medical doctor, burn house in Zamfara
The slain medical doctor, Enoch Okpara. Credit: Enoch Okpara.
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, had previously reported that following the presidency's shocking revelation on banditry in the northern part of the country, Katsina state residents on Monday, June 15, asked the Nigerian government to give up the names of traditional rulers allegedly aiding bandits.

It was reported that the people explained that if relevant authorities did not name, arrest and prosecute the traditional rulers found complicit in the spike of recent insecurity, the situation would amount to “shifting blame.”

While the secretary of Katsina Emirate Council, Bello Ifo, added that the emirate was reviewing the allegation, residents said such a claim must be followed by prompt action.

They believe that the presidential spokesman would not make a bold statement without having his facts intact.

A resident from one of the affected areas said the allegation made against some traditional rulers is mere hearsay as no name as ever been mentioned.

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However, another resident from Dutsinma said claims raised by Shehu was very complicated, adding that the allegation may be true because the spokesman is speaking from an informed point of view.

This development is coming after the president's senior special assistant on media and publicity said that some traditional rulers in the Nigerian leader's state of origin are actually aiding the bandits in their evil activities.

Shehu made this claim while speaking with journalists on Monday, June 15. He revealed that most of these traditional rulers do this because they are benefiting from it.

He had said: “It is not that we are making direct accusations on anyone but it is also true that even in the president’s native state of Katsina, some traditional rulers have been found complicit in collaboration with the bandits to harm their own people.”

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