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23 September 2017 07:51 (South Africa)

Nigerian gun law rescinded

Nigerian citizens won an important victory with the scrapping of a law which forced hospitals to withhold emergency treatment for gunshot victims until police filed a report. The commercial capital of Lagos is among the world's most dangerous places when it comes to gun crime. The law was rescinded after a newspaper editor died from bullet wounds when a hospital was said to have waited for a police report rather than treat him. Clinics now face having their licences withdrawn for failing to abide by the new ruling.

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