Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted babies from the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Daily Trust reports that five staff of the hospital, including female nurses, were also abducted.
The bandits, who were said to have stormed the place in large numbers, engaged officers from a nearby police station in a gun battle.
A staffer of the hospital, who did not want his name mentioned, told the newspaper that there was a heavy shootout during the operation.
He also said their principal security guard on duty was among the people abducted.
“Those kidnapped were our staff living at the staff quarters, some were abducted alongside their children. So about ten people were taken away so far,” he said.
Also, confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer of the Medical and Health Union of the Center, Maryam Abdulrazaq, said she compiled six names of those abducted.