Nigeria's police chief orders special security for health workers

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Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Abubakar on Sunday ordered special security for all medical personnel involved in the ongoing routine immunization.

Abubakar made the call in a statement reaching Xinhua in Abuja, the West African nation's capital city.

The measure was sequel to the recent attacks on health workers in Nigeria.

Three doctors from Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were killed by unknown attackers in the northeast Nigeria's town of Potiskum in the early hours of Sunday, Nigerian police in northeast state of Yobe confirmed.

Unidentified gunmen Friday morning shot dead nine female health workers in two separate attacks in the state of Kano during a routine polio immunization.

The special security arrangement also covered medical personnel involved in other special medical tasks, the police chief added.

Abubakar directed Commissioners of Police in the states and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, especially those in charge of the northern states, to devise security strategies to prevent further attacks. Endi

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