Kidnap Fears Grip Benue Nurses

Kidnap Fears Grip Benue Nurses

Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives in Benue State, Esther Akpai, on Monday   said   the lives of nurses in the state were under threat from kidnappers.

Akpai, who reported that four  members of the association  in the state  had been abducted, with  one  killed.

The NANNM chief lamented that neither the state government nor security agencies had come to their aid.

Akpai said the state-owned General Hospital in  Katsina Alla  was  shut down  on  the union’s  advice  following  the security situation in the troubled town.

The union leader said, “Last year two nurses working at the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi and Katsina Alla were  abducted.One health worker was killed during the crisis in Katsina Alla.

“Due to the crisis in Katsina Alla, we advised the Health Management Board to close down the General Hospital.

“Yet they (criminals) are still running after nurses in Katsina Alla.”

Source: Punch

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