2 nurses kidnapped in Kaduna

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Two nurses working with Idon General Hospital in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been abducted.

The hospital is located less than a kilometre from a police checkpoint along the Kaduna-Kachia Road in Idon.

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The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday, comes barely 48 hours after several students were abducted and one person killed during an attack on Greenfield University along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in the Chikun Local Government Area.

The Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the incident to Channels TV said the kidnappers stormed the general hospital through the fence with deadly weapons and started shooting sporadically within the hospital premises.

He explained that two nurses identified as Afiniky Bako and Grace Inkut, who were on night duty were taken away by the men.

The Chairman also said that plans were underway to boost security in the hospital and its environs to prevent such an attack in the future.

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