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Health minister condemns killing of health workers in Kano

09 February 2013, 16:09

Abuja - Dr Muhammad Pate, the Minister of State for Health, on Saturday condemned the killing of nine health workers in Kano in separate attacks.

A statement by Mr Tashikalmah Hallah, the Special Assistant on Media to the minister, recalled that the workers were killed during the just concluded national immunisation.

The statement said the attack was part of a long standing cycle of violence that had engulfed some states in the northern part of the country.

"On of Feb. 8, we received the shocking news of the fatal shooting of nine health workers during separate attacks in Nassarawa and Taraunil local government areas of Kano State.

"We are invariably left dumbfounded by this dastardly act of cowardice that has not spared the very people who have paid the ultimate price because of their commitment to humanity and the love of their profession,’’ it said.

It expressed the minister's condolence with the families, friends and colleagues of the slain as well as the families of those non-health workers who lost their lives.

"These nine health workers and those injured are our heroes in the fight against maternal and child mortality in the country.

"It is my belief that our security men and women will launch a large-scale investigation to unearth the proximal and remote causes of these incidents,’’ the statement said.

- NAN

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