Victims of Adamawa bomb explosion affected by medical workers strike

Adamawa people fleeing from Boko Haram. (Mubi)

The victims of last Sunday bomb explosion hospitalised at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa State​,​ are not receiving adequate medical attention.

The development is due to the strike action by the Medical Health Workers of Nigeria.

The striking workers include​ ​​n​urses, laboratory attendants and other auxiliary staff meant to assist doctors.

It would be recalled that an improvised explosive device, IED, suspected to be abandoned by Boko Haram insurgents has exploded killing one person and injuring four others people in lugda village of Maiha northern part of Adamawa ​State.

Reports from the area revealed that the victims were on Sunday at about 6:30am warming the​mselves with by wood fire​ ​due to Harmatan. One of them saw a plastic bag and threw it on the fire with content. The plastic bag, however, contained the explosive.

The incident was confirmed by the Adamawa state Police spokesperson,Othman Abubakar, who explained that the situation happened as a result of ignorance of the victims.

The police image maker charged the public to be more vigilant and to avoid touching or handling any strange object.

Investigations revealed that some of the victims were referred to other tertiary medical institutions outside Adamawa State, where they could possibly attended to by medical experts.

According to sources closed to the medical centre, other Boko Haram victims including soldiers were also suffering the effects of the strike.

In the meantime, the hospital spokesperson, Adamu Dodo, said despite the strike, the management staff were helping the situation.


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