- The fate of the health system in Katsina state appears to be under threat following series of attacks by terrorists in the state
- The state government has said that 72 health care centres have been lost to attacks by terrorists in Katsina state
- According to the state, the incessant kidnapping of health workers from various communities has increased the request for redeployment by these health officials
The Katsina state government on Tuesday, July 5, said that 72 out of the 1,800 healthcare centres in the state have been lost to terrorists.
PM News reports that the state government has confirmed that attacks by terrorists in various local government areas of Katsina led to such conditions.
Speaking to journalists, the executive secretary of the Katsina state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Shamsudeen Yahaya said that two primary healthcare centres were burnt down in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
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Yahaya also confirmed that 69 other primary healthcare centres in the state were run over and are now being managed by the terrorists.
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Decrying the effect of the activities of the terrorists in Katsina state, Yahaya said this has also led to an increase in the request for redeployment by health workers in the affected areas.
“Most of the health facilities in the area were taken over by the miscreants, and the solar refrigerators provided in such facilities have been converted to use by the bandits.
“The affected primary healthcare facilities are located in different areas of Jibia, Safana, Batsari, Faskari, Sabuwa and other frontline LGAs of the state."
Incessant kidnap of Katsina health workers by terrorists
Further speaking on the menace faced by the state and her residents, Yahaya said some of the health workers were kidnapped, but later released.
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He added that the Katsina state government had concluded plans to renovate one health centre in each of the 361 wards across the state.
Hinting at the government's commitment to the completion of the rehabilitation of dilapidated health centres in the state, the agency's boss affirmed that there would be a recruitment of 272 health workers to tackle the problem of manpower shortage in the health sector.
'It is the most shameful thing,' Nigerians react to terrorists' attack on Buhari's convoy
The Tuesday, July 5, attack on President Muhammadu Buhari's convoy had led to some mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Many citizens believe the terrorists who launched the attack have been treated with a kid's glove thus leading to the incessant attack and lack of fear.
According to some Nigerians, the attack on the convoy of the number one citizen shows that no one is safe in the country.
Resident narrates ordeal faced during terrorists' attack on Buhari's convoy in Katsina
An attack on the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari had left residents of Katsina state in shock.
One of the residents on spoke on the incident said that they were terrified and had to hide in the bush during the attack.
The resident added that they were in the bush until a long stretch of military troops arrived to clear the area.