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Bandits Attack Niger Hospital, Kill Two People, Abduct Health Workers And 17 Patients

The doctor, nurse and pharmacist on duty were kidnapped alongside at least at 17 victims.

Two people have been reportedly killed during an attack by bandits at the Abdulsalami Abubakar General Hospital in Gulu, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

Bandits Attack Niger Hospital, Kill Two People, Abduct Health Workers And 17 Patients

Niger Hospital Attacked

According to TheCable, the gunmen invaded the hospital around 2 am on Tuesday and killed two persons including a retired health worker during the attack.

A resident of Gulu community who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the doctor, nurse and pharmacist on duty were kidnapped alongside at least at 17 victims.

“They attacked Abdulsalami Abubakar General Hospital, Gulu around midnight by 2am. Two people were killed, in fact, one of them was even slaughtered,” the resident said.

“The doctor, nurse, pharmacist, and about 17 others were carried away by bandits. There was no destruction on the hospital facility.

“The man who was slaughtered, they also went along with about two or three of his children. His residential apartment is adjacent to the hospital. He is a retired doctor.”

When contacted, the spokesperson of Niger police command, Wasiu Abiodun said the commissioner is currently heading to the scene. He said a statement will soon be released with details of the incident.

KanyiDaily had also reported how two people were killed and many others injured during an attack by gunmen at a Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) in Kogi state.

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