President Buhari assents to Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Act, 2017

President Buhari on December 29, 2017 assented to the “Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Act, 2017.” The Act makes it compulsory for every hospital whether (private or public) to treat a victim of gunshot wounds irrespective of whether the person has a police clearance or not[1]. It also imposes a duty on security agents and other persons to render every possible assistance…