Hyacinth Nong Mbibu, a professor of urology at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, has been shot dead by gunmen riding on a motor-cycle, in Zaria, Kaduna state.
Mbibu, from Takum in Taraba state has been a visiting urologist at the university since 2008.
Reports say he was on his way home Thursday night after attending to patients at the hospital when the gunmen, who were on a motorcycle, attacked him.
A nurse who was riding with him was also shot, but she survived the murder attempt. She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
Except for a year’s stint at Ibrahim Babangida Hospital in Minna, Mbibu had spent the past 20 years at ABU’s urology department.