The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has declared a three-day mourning period for the late Saifura Hussain Ahmed, a midwife, and another health worker, Hauwa Liman, who was recently killed by the Boko Haram sect.
NANNM also called on the federal government to do everything humanly possible to secure the release of a nurse, Alice Loksha, who was abducted a few weeks ago and is currently held by the terrorist group.
NANNM also asked members across the country to embark on three-day prayer and fasting for “the safe return of all our members who are presently in horrible situations of captivity in different parts of the country.”
Besides, they are to wear black armbands within the period.
The President of NANNM, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, who made the call at a media briefing in Abuja yesterday, regretted that nurses and other health workers have become victims of crossfire in different parts of the country.
“The spate of kidnapping, maiming, raping, dehumanizing activities are becoming too much, unfortunately targeted at a group of innocent and peace loving, harbinger of comfort and those who work relentlessly to alleviate suffering and soothing frail nerves.