Panic in Northern Nigeria as Bandits Invade Government Hospital, Kidnap Nurses

Panic in Northern Nigeria as Bandits Invade Government Hospital, Kidnap Nurses

- Daring bandits have continued to carry out attacks on soft targets in the northern parts of Nigeria

- The latest attack occurred at the Kajuru General Hospital of Kajuru in Kaduna state

- The authorities have commenced investigation to rescue the nurses that were abducted by the hoodlums

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Daring bandits have abducted two nurses from the Kajuru General Hospital of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

The medical director of the hospital, Dr. Shingyu Shamnom, told The Leadership newspaper that armed hoodlums invaded the health facility early in the morning on Thursday, April 22.

Panic in Northern Nigeria as bandits invade government hospital, kidnap nurses
A young boy lies in the ward of a government hospital in Borno state. Photo: Sally Hayden
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He disclosed that the bandits stormed the general hospital through the fence and started shooting indiscriminately.

The official said the bandits abducted two nurses on night duty who went out to identify themselves as medical workers.

Dr Shamnom said:

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“When we heard gunshots, we remained at our various homes, until a call was put through to us that it was kidnappers that invaded the hospital, only to discover that two of the nurses on night duty have been taken away by the bandits.’’

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Vanguard reported that the attack on the hospital was confirmed by the executive chairman of Kajuru local government area, Hon. Cafra Casino.

He said an investigation was ongoing on the matter and urged people in the area to remain calm.

A former senator, Shehu Sani in his reaction, urged hospitals to be security conscious.

He said:

"The abduction of those two Nurses on night duty in Kajuru lg,Kaduna State in the early hours of today,should send a message to Hospitals to be extra vigilant.Bandits or their informants posing as patients should also be watched.''

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In another news report, the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, George Akume said there are certain factors why the federal government is finding it hard to overcome banditry.

Akume who was once a governor of Benue, on Wednesday, April 21, during a book launch in Abuja first pointed out that victory over the menace demands the participation of all and sundry in the country.

In a statement seen by Daily Trust, the minister said admitted that poor emergency preparedness and policy intervention, among other indices, are partly responsible for the problem.

The abduction of those two Nurses on night duty in Kajuru LG, Kaduna State in the early hours of today, should send a message to Hospitals to be extra vigilant. Bandits or their informants posing as patients should also be watched.

Meanwhile, Zamfara state has been thrown into deep mourning by some suspected armed bandits who launched multiple attacks in six communities on Wednesday, April 21, killing at least 45 people.

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According to Daily Trust, dozens of people including women and children went missing after the attacks.

The report stated that the bandits also razed down shops and public and private buildings.

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