Nigeria

Zamfara: Bandits abduct General Hospital chief

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

Bandits have abducted the Medical Director of Dansadau General Hospital in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The CMD of the hospital, Dr Mansur Muhammad, was kidnapped at Mashayar Zaki, a dreaded spot along the 100 km Gusau- Dansadau road.

The Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association in Zamfara state, Dr Mannir Bature, said his
Association had received with deep shock the report of Kidnap of their colleague.

“We urge our members and the general public to include him and other captives in their prayers while the association work with relevant authorities to ensure his timely release in good health,” Dr Bature said.

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The Gusau-Dansadau road has become a nightmare for travellers, with many passengers avoiding the route.

Several people plying the road have been kidnapped or killed.

“Bandits are intercepting vehicles to abduct the people onboard and sometimes they would just open fire on moving vehicles; many casualties have been recorded as a result,” a resident, Bala Ali Isah, said.

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