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Air Force investigates medical worker’s death in Kano hospital

By Abubakar Zaharadden Kano.

The Nigerian Air Force has commenced investigation on the circumstances surrounding death of a medical personnel attached to its facility in Kano State.

As gathered, the medical personnel, Yusuf Shuaibu, was said to have sustained had internal bleeding due to the injuries that were inflicted on him by two senior officers during his shift inside the medical facility.

Two personnel were said to have tortured Yusuf after he allegedly declined to accept their directives citing non-compliance with the standard medical practice.

It was learnt that the deceased stance angered his two superiors and they allegedly beat him during the altercation.

A source privy to the altercation narrated: “Nigerian Air Force personnel tortured a Gwagwarwa boy to death in Kano after a little misunderstanding

“The two personnel of the Nigerian Air Force attached to 465 Nigeria Air Force Hospital Medical center attacked the civilian staff identify as Yusuf Shuaibu while on duty inside the hospital.

“After the attack around 10: 37 pm on yesterday night, Yusuf started vomiting thick red blood and told his parent what transpired earlier, then he became unconscious as he was badly tortured. They quickly took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead”, he added.

Speaking exclusively to Guild Press, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet said Abubakar had ordered a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the facts and bring to book anyone found culpable.

He said, “I’m aware that the deceased, Mr. Yusuf Shuaibu, was a temporary staff of 465 NAF hospital Kano. I am also aware that two days ago, the deceased and an airman had an altercation that ensued bothering on insubordination and the refusal of the deceased to adhere to certain directives.

“I’m also aware that after their altercation, the matter was amicably settled, and the deceased then proceeded home with no sign of any illness, only for information to filter in the next day that he had passed on.

“Indeed, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has been briefed on the news of the unfortunate and untimely death of Mr. Shuaibu, and he is saddened by the loss. He has, however, directed the Commanders of the Hospital and NAF Base Kano to extend his condolence and that of the entire NAF family to the family of the deceased.

“The CAS has also directed for an investigation to immediately unravel what actually led to the unfortunate death of Mr Yusuf. So, l want to assure you that no stone will be left unturned until we unravel what actually led to Mr Shuaibu’s death.”

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