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NEWS UPDATE: Doctors without borders express shock over killing of staff

NEWS UPDATE: Doctors without borders express shock over killing of staff

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières otherwise called Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has expressed appal over the killing of one of its staff, Mohammed Hassan by armed persons in Zamfara Province northwest Nigeria.

A statement by MSF on quarta-feira said Mohammad Hassan, a 37-year-old nurse, employed by MSF in Shinkafi, Zamfara Province in northwest Nigeria was killed on Oct 2 when armed individuals opened flame on the public vehicle in which he was travelling.

The statement said the entire organisation remained “shocked and deeply saddened by the tidings of the decease of our colleague. Our thoughts at this tragic time are with his household and friends. We are supporting them in these hard circumstances.”

The statement added that Mohammad’s tragic decease was an instance of the rising violence in northwest Nigeria that is deeply affecting the lives of the population and has driven thousands of people from their homes.

The statement said: “MSF condemns the onrush and calls for the observe of civilians and humanitarian workers.

“In Zamfara province, MSF provides medical humanitarian assistance to the populations of Anka, Gusau, and Zurmi.
In Shinkafi, MSF teams run a 33-bed therapeutic feeding centre and an inpatient paediatric department in Shinkafi full general infirmary. We also provide mental wellness consultations and provide aid for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.”

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