The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has denied reports linking medical doctors with banditry in Zamfara State.
The association’s state Chairman, Dr Mannir Bature in a statement on Friday, while reacting to reports which said that ‘Police in Zamfara arrested a medical doctor, seven others in connection with banditry”, said 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.