NACHPN Clears Air On Alleged Involvement of Community Health Officer in Criminal Activities

The National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, NACHPN and the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria , CHPRBN say one Jamilu Yusuf who was recently apprehended alongside kidnappers and bandits while providing care for them in Sokoto State is not a Community Health Practitioner neither is he member of NACHPN or CHPRBN.

A statement by the NACHPN in Abuja, says upon receiving the troubling information, the National President of the Association, Comrade Kabir Yahaya Ahmed promptly ordered an investigative team, led by the National Publicity Secretary, to thoroughly examine the matter.
” Subsequently, the NACHPN Sokoto State chapter, under the leadership of Comr Aj, initiated an investigation and in additionally, the Sokoto State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest on Friday night” the Statement explains.

According to the statement, throughout the weekend, background investigations were conducted, revealing that the individual in question, Jamilu B Yusuf, is not from Sokoto but rather from Niger State and upon further investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department , CID, in Sokoto, it was determined that he is a quack with no connection to legitimate Community Health Practitioners.

“In light of these findings, we wish to make it unequivocally clear to the general public that Mr. Jamilu B Yusuf is not a member of NACHPN or affiliated with CHPRBN in any capacity and his actions do not represent the values or standards upheld by our reputable organizations” the statement stressed.

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Nigeria Police, particularly the Commissioner of Police Sokoto State, for their swift action in ensuring the safety of lives and property of Nigerian citizens and we urge law enforcement agencies to exercise diligence and verify the authenticity of their findings before disseminating information to the media, to avoid inadvertently misleading the Nigerian populace” It noted

According to the statement, it is imperative to recognize that community health practitioners are dedicated professionals committed to promoting and delivering quality healthcare services. We remain steadfast in our mission to uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and professionalism within our profession.

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