University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, says it has conducted successful facial surgery on Fatima Usman, a 26-year old victim of acid attack.
DAILY NIGERIAN had reported that Ms Usman, a 26-year-old final year student of the Department of Nursing at the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, battled for her life after been thrown with acid by two unknown tricycle operators in Borno State.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Bashir Tahir, made the disclosure on Monday in an interview with newsmen) in Maiduguri.
Mr Tahir described the facial operation as successful, adding that the victim would undergo other
surgeries on the shoulder and other parts of her body in the coming weeks.
He said “Fatima Usman is in stable condition now; we shall continue to examine her and assist in her recuperation.”
Mr Usman, a final year student of Department of Nursing, University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, was attacked with corrosive fluid by suspected tricycle operators in Maiduguri on March 16.
She sustained injuries on the face and other parts of her body.
The attack generated public outcry with women groups calling for proactive measures to protect women from abuse and regulate activities of tricycle