By Hussaina Sufyan Ahmad
The story of the bandits’ attack on Saturday evening killing at least three people, including a humanitarian staff nurse working with Medicine San Frontiers (MSF), has been widely reported on social media.
The victims were all travelling within Zamfara State inside a commercial vehicle.
The MSF nurse, Hassan Muhammad, was returning to his work station in Shinkafi town when the bandits opened fire on the vehicle he was in on the Shinkafi – Kaura Namoda road.
The two other deceased identified are Dahiru Scamper and Musa Moriki, the driver of the vehicle.
One of the injured, Shuaibu Buti, is currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Moriki.
A friend of the slain health worker, Usamah Abubakar, confirmed the circumstances of Mr Muhammad’s death.
“Hassan lived a life of service to humanity and God, as a life saving professional. For the much time I knew him, he was a very humble, calm and honest person,” Mr Abubakar said.
Shinkafi is one of the local government areas most plagued by bandits’ attacks in Zamfara State.