From Abba Dikko, Biu
Borno State Deputy Governor, Honourable Umar Usman Kadafur, has visited Biu General Hospital to sympathise with the victims of the Biu attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The state commissioner of health, Dr Abubakar Salisu Kwaya Bura, who conducted the deputy governor round the hospital said there were 15 casualties, 13 of whom sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of stray bullets while trying to escape for their lives while two persons died.
The commissioner said all the remaining 13 victims were receiving treatment and in stable conditions and that what remained was xray to be carried out on those with bullet wounds.
The commissioner said the hospital has the a modern and one of the best xray machines but the only staff operating the machine was on leave but assured that in no distant time additional staff would be provided for the hospital for efficient services.
The deputy governor then directed the immediate transfer of the victims that require xray to a private hospital for immediate treatment and offered a N50,000 cash assistance to each of the 13 victims.
The chief nursing officer of the hospital, Dr Bitrus Anjikwi, informed the deputy governor that immediately the victims were received at the hospital, he urgently “mobilized all the staff and the patients were treated without delay” adding that what only remained was xray on those with gunshot wounds.
The deputy governor commended the staff of the hospital for their immediate response in providing adequate first aid treatment to the victims and promised that other problems facing the hospital, especially that of man power, would be addressed.