NMA debunks reports linking member to banditry in Zamfara


The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has denied media reports connecting medical doctors with banditry in Zamfara State.

The association’s state Chairman, Dr Mannir Bature made this known in a statement on Friday, NAN reports.

Nwachukwu said this while reacting to reports which said that ‘Police in Zamfara arrested a medical doctor, seven others in connection with banditry.”

According to him, the suspect is a Medical Laboratory Technician, parading himself as a medical doctor to defraud individuals.

“Our attention has been drawn to a publication from various media organisations with a caption, ‘Police in Zamfara arrest medical doctor, 7 others in connection with banditry.

“We will like to make it clear to the general public that the above caption is incorrect.

“Investigations revealed that the person in question is a Medical Laboratory Technician, posing as a medical doctor to defraud individuals.

“This person is neither a resident nor does he work in Zamfara State.

“Lastly, only holders of MBBS, MBChB and BDS are entitled to be called medical doctor,” he said.

NMA debunks reports linking member to banditry in Zamfara



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