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Injured doctors to be treated overseas

13 May 2013, 10:06

Abuja-  Medical practitioners injured when police ran amok at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital will be flown abroad for treatment.

The health workers suffered fractures as soldiers protested the non-admittance of corpses of their colleagues killed in the recent multiple attacks on security agencies by suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

Governor Kashim Shetima of Borno State confirmed the deal to have the workers treated abroad during a visit to the hospital over the weekend.

Shetima appealed to doctors of the hospital, who are on industrial action to protest the treatment meted on them by the police officers, to return to work.

He said victims of the brutality will be compensated.

Earlier, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Arab KoloAlhaji, had demanded a written apology from the state Commissioner of Police, emphasising that the policemen who meted out the brutality be punished, and the safety of lives and property of medical staff guaranteed.

State Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Yuguda, said the policemen that manhandled the medical staff have been detained.

He ruled out such incidents happening again.

- CAJ News

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