Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), commonly known as Doctors Without Border, has denounced the assassination of Hassan Mohammad, a staff nurse, by bandits in Zamfara State.
On Saturday evening, October 2, Hassan, 37, and two other passengers were slain when bandits opened fire on a commercial bus along the Shinkafi-Kaura Namoda road.
When the bandits attacked the vehicle, the MSF nurse was claimed to be returning to his work station in Shinkafi town.
Armed individuals opened fire on the public transportation van in which Mohammad was traveling, MSF verified through Twitter on Tuesday, October 5.
“Mohammad’s tragic death is an example of the escalating violence in North-West Nigeria, which is seriously hurting the lives of the populace and has displaced hundreds of people,” the organization added.
Dahiru Scamper and Musa Moriki, the driver of the vehicle, were the other two victims killed. Another person, Shuaibu Buti, was hurt and is being treated at the Moriki General Hospital.
The nurse’s body has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, according to a family source who requested anonymity.
“However, we have been summoned to take it.” “Right now, I’m in Gusau with some of our relatives,” the family source revealed.
.Mr Muhammad’s death was confirmed by Usamah Abubakar, a friend of the killed health worker.
“Hassan was a life-saving professional who dedicated his life to people and God. Mr Abubakar added, “For as long as I knew him, he was a very humble, peaceful, and honest person.”
MSF stated it delivered medical humanitarian relief to the people of Zamfara State’s Anka, Gusau, and Zurmi districts.
MSF staff administer a 33-bed therapeutic feeding unit and an in-patient paediatric department at the local general hospital in Shinkafi, where Hassan was based, according to the organization.