Gunmen shoot dead medical doctor, district head

Dr. Musa Muhammed, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Medical Centre, Azare in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, was on Saturday murdered by gunmen.

The Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Command, ASP. Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Bauchi.

He said that the deceased was shot and killed, along with Alhaji Muhammadu Manu, the District Head of Yame Community in the Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

“Mohammed along with Alhaji Manu was shot dead in Yame town at around 10.30 p.m. on Saturday.

The spokesman who said that no arrest had been made, said that the police had commenced investigation into the matter.

NAN learnt that the late medical practitioner was ambushed on the Azare-Dambam road by the suspected assailants, who took him to Yame town before killing him and the district head.

Until his appointment as the CMD of the centre, Mohammed was Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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