Posted by News Express | 21 November 2018 | 1,094 times
Public Service International (PSI) an NGO says no fewer than 177 health workers have been killed in Yobe and Borno States respectively by Boko Haram insurgents.
Mrs Moradeke Abiodun-Badru, National Coordinator of PSI on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons to Quality Services, said this at a workshop on the “Dissemination of PSI Participatory Research Findings conducted by the NGO on Wednesday in Abuja.
The workshop was organised by PSI in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM).
Abiodun-Badru, while presenting the results and findings, gave the total death of health workers in Borno as 168, while Yobe accounted for the remaining nine deaths.
She further noted that in Yobe 628 nurses were affected by insurgency, while 1,702 members of Community Health Extension Workers, and Health Officers were affected.
“Sixty-eight health workers providing services at IDPs camps were also affected.
“In Borno state168 health workers were killed, 69 injured and 73 workers properties burnt; also 10 nurses were killed, six injured while 78 properties were destroyed,” she noted.
The coordinator who lamented the rate of killings, maiming among others on health workers in the region described the menace as inimical to public service. (NAN)
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