Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has condemned the killing by unknown gunmen of a nurse employed in Zamfara in northwest Nigeria.
MSF said nurse Mohammad Hassan, 37, was killed on October 2 when armed men opened fire on the public transport vehicle in which he was traveling.
“Mohammad’s tragic death is an example 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 organization said on Twitter on Monday.
The whole of northwest Nigeria has been engulfed in crisis since late 2020 when gangs of bandits seeking ransoms or loot began a spate of mass abductions from schools and other violent attacks on villages and on people traveling by road.
MSF said it provided medical humanitarian assistance to the populations of the Anka, Gusau and Zurmi areas in Zamfara State. In Shinkafi, the town where Hassan was based, MSF teams run a 33-bed therapeutic feeding center and an inpatient pediatric department at the local general hospital, it said.