Nurses and Midwives in Abia State have staged a protest to condemn the killing of one of their members, Mrs Queeneth Alozie.
The news of Alozie’s death threw Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, into mourning.
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Late Mrs Alozie was allegedly attacked and killed in her house at Enyinnaya Ogbulafor drive, opposite BCA, Umuahia.
Speaking to some journalists, the State Chairman, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Ugochi Akoma, described the killing as barbaric.
On her part, the Unit Chairman, FMC, Mrs Stella Onwumah, said the family of the late Mrs Alozie reported to them that she was killed by unknown men and called on the state government to ensure that heath workers are protected even in the discharge their duties.
While calling on the Government and security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the crime for justice to prevail, the Leadership of the Association of Nurses advised nurses, midwives and other health workers to be security conscious both at home and work places.
The Nurses who were obviously pained by the dastardly act, wielded placards with inscriptions like, those involved in this wicked act will not go free, Our Lives are under threat, today it is Queeneth, Who knows whom it may be tomorrow amongst others