Kano Police Shuns Residents From Attacking Medical Personnel

The Kano State Police Command issued a warning to the public on Sunday about acting hostilely with medical professionals who are carrying out their primary duties in the state.

The warning was issued by state police commissioner Hussaini Gumel in his office during the visit of the state chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Abdullahi Kabir Sulaiman.

“We will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any person or group of people attacking medical personnel in the course of discharging their primary assignments.

Kano State Police Commissioner, Hussaini Gumel

Gumel thanked the doctors for the visit and assured them of his continued support in protecting lives and property, as well as ensuring law and order in hospitals across the state.

“The NMA is a crucial police partner and a professional association which if there is a problem in that sector, nobody will be at peace,” he said.

He sympathised with the NMA over cases of assault on their members and assured that the command was ever ready to ensure their safety and create a safer working environment for healthcare practitioners in the state.

Nonetheless, he emphasized how crucial it is for the medical field and the police to work together to handle security-related issues.

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