Gunmen Murder Abuja Nurse In Her Home


Grace Dauda, The Chief Nursing Officer of Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

According to Punch, 54-year-old Dauda was murdered on January 5, 2022, at her residence in Auta Balefi, Karu Local Area of Nasarawa State.

The Federal Capital Territory Council of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives lamented that the killers are yet to be arrested.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, January 25, the Chairman of the association, Comrade Deborah Yusuf called on security agencies to fish out the killers of Dauda, adding that the association would not rest until this was done.

“The feeling of loss is so great. It is visceral. With great sorrow in our hearts, we mourn one of our dedicated, committed and reliable members,” Yusuf said.

“It is really a monumental loss to the entire nursing community in Nigeria. We commiserate with her family on this painful loss. We pray for the repose of her soul.

“Whatever the reason for this most unnatural and barbaric act of man’s inhumanity to man, we want to stress that nobody has the right to take life except God,”

She implored governments at all levels to take the security of lives and property of the citizens seriously, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

Yusuf, however, enjoined nurses and midwives to be more security conscious, law-abiding and report any suspicious moves around their environs to relevant authorities.


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