Richard Ginika Izuora
Bandits on Saturday October 2, killed a 37 year old Mohammed Hassan, a nurse engaged by the
International medical NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
The MSF in reaction has condemned the killing of the nurse it employed in Zamfara by suspected bandits.
The MSF disclosed that the deceased nurse was killed when armed men; suspected to be bandits, opened fire on the public transport vehicle in which he was travelling.
“Mohammad’s tragic death is an example of the rising violence in N-W Nigeria that is deeply affecting the lives of the population and has driven thousands of people from their homes,” MSF said on Twitter on Monday.
MSF, sometimes rendered in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization of French origin; best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.
The agency says it provided medical humanitarian assistance to the populations of the Anka, Gusau and Zurmi areas in Zamfara State.
In Shinkafi, the town where the deceased Hassan was based; MSF runs a 33-bed therapeutic feeding centre and an inpatient paediatric department at the local general hospital.