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
There is no other health facility in the village. This is
not the first attack on an MSF medical facility in Diffa region.
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Earlier this month, another health centre in Ngarwa was also
Elmounzer Ag Jiddou, the MSF Head of Mission in Niger, said
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