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Boko Haram destroys medical centres in Niger

26 May 2016, 19:37

Abuja – Medicins sans frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders has bemoaned rising attacks on its facilities in Niger, one of neighbouring countries affected by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorists.

The medical group reported its health post in Yebi, which serves a population of about 20 000 people, was also completely destroyed in a recent attack that claimed the lives of at least six people were killed and severely eight others.

An average of 400 consultations were carried out at the post each week.

There is no other health facility in the village. This is not the first attack on an MSF medical facility in Diffa region.

Also read: Over 2.1 mln displaced in Nigeria by Boko Haram insurgency: 

Earlier this month, another health centre in Ngarwa was also looted.

Elmounzer Ag Jiddou, the MSF Head of Mission in Niger, said the doctors’

group was concerned about the impact of these attacks on the population and the lack of respect for the medical facilities, which could jeopardise the already limited access to health care in Diffa.

“We are planning to resume activities as soon as possible,” Jiddou however said.

The Boko Haram has carried out a series of attacks in the West African country. 




- CAJ News


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