Nigerian Women’s Tweets About The Women Killed Giving Polio Vaccines In Kano.
Female health workers administering anti-polio vaccine were killed on Friday in Kano. A similar attack was also carried out on health workers in Pakistan recently. Although nobody has yet claimed responsibility for these attacks, it is believed that it is related to previous campaign against polio vaccination by some religious sects. The is so sad because WHO has suspended the vaccination in Pakistan because of these attacks, just when Polio is on the verge of being eradicated with just Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria still reporting infections.
Here are some reactions from Nigerian women on Twitter to this sad incident.
Wat could possibly be d Sin of female polio vaccinators?whyever will any1 want 2 kill them?this is totally evil,God will xpose d evil doers
— iˡᶤᶬᶤᵗᵉᵈᵉᵈᶤᵗᶤᵒᶰ® (@Lady_Deelicious) February 8, 2013
I’m sure the sponsors ofthe monsters that shot health workers in Kano immunized their own kids. Hell isn’t hot enough — pdbraide (@pdbraide) February 8, 2013
9 Female Polio eradication officers reportedly killed by gunmen inAt Unguwa Uku Kano Nigeria..KO-Now this is unacceptable!Why the action? — Mina(mimi) Ogbanga (@minaogbanga2) February 8, 2013
In a sane country, the corpers who died during elections and the health workers who died today deserve special recognition. — Oba’s Olori (@ZinnieP) February 8, 2013
Hearing more about the polio workers’ attack. So disheartening. The attackers used tricycles aka ‘a daidaita sahu’ I heard. — Zuby (@xubydoo) February 8, 2013
@seunfakze The sounds of gun shots woke me today, now am grieving 4 girls/women I know not. Just cos they wanted to help children, our kids.
— Marie Bello (@MarieBello) February 8, 2013
There are people who believe polio vaccines cause infertility therefore, immunisation workers should be killed. Madness!!!
— Maryam Abubakar (@mareeyama) February 8, 2013