The Nigeria Medical Association has described as untrue the reports connecting medical doctors in Zamfara State with bandits.
In a statement by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu states that the person arrested in connection with the bandits is not a medical Doctor.
According to the statement,
“The attention of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Zamfara State Chapter, 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.
“However, we will like to make it clear to the general public that the above caption, which emanated from a joint press statement between the state Ministries of Information and that of Security and Home Affairs is incorrect.
“Our investigation revealed that the said person is not a medical doctor, but a Medical Laboratory Technician, who is parading himself as a medical doctor to defraud unsuspecting individuals.
“The person is neither a resident nor does he work in Zamfara state.
The statement said the clarification becomes necessary owing to the fact that only holder of MBBS, MBChB and BDS are entitled to be called medical Doctor.