Bandits take battle from schools to hospitals, kidnap worker at General Hospital, Zamfara

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Bandits have taken their battle in the northeast Nigeria from the education to health sector. The bandits have, accordingly, shifted from schools to hospitals kidnapping health workers.

A gang of bandits in the early hours of Friday invaded a General Hospital in Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State, kidnaping one health worker and one other person.

Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Zamfara State branch, Dr. Mannir Bature, was said to have acknowledged the invasion of the General Hospital in Zamfara, narrating that the bandits invaded the hospital, went in search of medical doctors and nurses, and succeeded in kidnapping a ward attendant and a relation of one of the patients.

Bature was said to have revealed that two female staff of the hospital were injured in the operation.

Bandits have in recent time turned Dansadau community into fertile ground of kidnapping upon which ransoms are being paid. The bandits have only increased their operational capacity to shift their trade from attacking schools and kidnapping students and teachers to attacking hospitals and kidnapping health workers.

Residents of Zamfara State are becoming helpless daily. The government appears to lack the capacity to protect lives and property of citizens resident in Zamfara State.