The shocking spate of insecurity in the nation is assuming more worrisome dimensions by the day. The Head of Department of Surgery at one of Nigeria’s most prestigious universities, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, which is also one of the largest in Africa has been shot dead. PROFESSOR HYACINTH NGONG MBIBU was shot dead yesterday evening on his way home around 8 p.m after he left the premises of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika (ABUTH) after he saw his patients.
Unknown gunmen on a motorbike were said to have shot him. For almost a decade, the late scholar was one of the principal officers of the West African College of Surgeons. A nurse in the hospital that he was gave a lift in his car was also shot in her arm and has been admitted at the hospital. Information gathered from the university reveals that the late professor was from Taraba State and originated from Takum Local Government of the state and not from Cameroon as some reports indicated. The following are positions that he has held according to details provided by the university are as follows:
1 Visiting Urologic Surgeon, Armed Forces Hospital , 2008 – to date
2 Visiting Lecturer , UDUTH Sokoto , 2006 – To date
3 Reader, Surgery Department, ABU-Zaria , 2003 – To date
4 Visiting Lecturer, Federal Medical Center, Kebbi , 2002 – 2003
5 Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, 1998 – To date
6 Lecturer in Urologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1997 – To date
7 Associate Lecturer , Department of Surgery, Bayero University Kano (BUK), 1995 – 1996
8 Visiting Urological Surgeon, Urology Unit, IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna – Niger State, 1995 – 1996
9 Senior Registrar Urology , Urology Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital , 1995 – 1996
10 Senior Registrar Urology , Urology Unit Korlé Bu, Teaching Hospital Accra-Ghana , 1994 – 1994
11 Senior Registrar Urology , Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan , 1994 – 1994
12 Senior Lecturer, Surgery Department of Surgery Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 1992 – 1997
13 Senior Registrar, Urology Department of Surgery ABUTH Zaria , 1992 – 1997
Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, International Biographic Centre, (IBC), Cambridge UK 2000.
Khalid L, Mbibu NH Urine bag as an improvised redivac drain: Presented at the 3rd Annual Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Nigeria in Port Harcourt 16-19th March 2005 Nigeria (Award-winning paper. Best Paper presented at the 3rd congress.
Presented the Medal of the City of Mansoura Al-Dakahlya Governorate, Egypt, Dec 16 2005 by the Governor.
Fellowship Award of the SOCIÉTÉ INTERNATIONALE D’UROLOGIE (SIU) July 4th 2003- January 3rd 2004. Department of Urology, Al-Azhar-Cairo ii Department of Urology Assuit University Egypt.iii Urology and Nephrology Centre (UNC) Mansoura El Dakalya Egypt.