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Doctors, nurses, patients abducted as gunmen hit general hospital

Gunmen on Monday night broke into Abdulsalami Abubakar General Hospital, Gulu, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State. About two persons were shot dead while doctors, nurses, and patients were abducted from the hospital.

The gunmen reportedly stormed Gulu in large numbers between 2:30 am and 3:00 am and shot sporadically before entering the hospital. Niger State police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun said details of the attack will be disclosed once ascertained.

Those abducted include the head of Clinical Services known as Dr. John, the head of Hematology, Usman Zabbo, and a staff member of medical lab, Awaisu Bida. Other abductees are the wife of the Head of Nursing Services and his daughters, the wife and daughter of the Chief Pharmacist, and many other relations of the patients.

“This is one of the most devastating experience. To be honest with you, Gulu General Hospital has collapsed because we cannot stay here any longer. Every staff on duty last night was taken,” a staff of the hospital told Newsmen..

“They just left few patients whose cases were severe. This is heartless.”

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