Thursday, 7 May 2015

Nigeria: Nurse abducted in Ekiti, 1 killed

Just last week, chairman of the NMA, Ekiti had asked for more protection for health workers in the state and now, a nurse has been kidnapped.

The theatre nurse, Mrs Margaret Aladenika, a mother of three in her early 40s, was abducted on Sunday while riding in a car with her husband along Ido-Ipere Road. It is reported that gunmen killed the third occupant of the car whom they suspected to have recognized one of them in the operation.

Addressing a news conference on the development on Thursday, the hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Majekodunmi Ayodele, called on the police and the military to assist in protecting the workers of the hospital “at this critical period.”

He also spoke about a recent hospital invasion in which some youths led by one Kester Layokun who claimed to be chairman of Ido Youth Vanguard stormed the hospital at about 7.00am armed with charms, dangerous weapons and kegs of petrol. He added that the irate youths who mobilized Okada riders, bricklayers, carpenters and other artisans locked the two gates leading to the hospital and barricaded the main road leading to the complex, demanding more employment slots for the indigenes including 100 new graduates from the community.

They also pelted the traditional ruler, the Olojudo, Oba Ayorinde Ilori Faboro with sachets of water.

The CMD claimed that the violence was masterminded by a House of Assembly member-elect, saying most of the protesters are supporters of the incoming legislator.

There has been no contact with the kidnappers since Sunday.

Just wondering when the Government will step up security to stop more unnecessary loss of lives?

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