MISSILE AND BLAST INJURIES IN NIGERIA - THE SOUTHEAST EXPERIENCE.

@article{Chianakwana2017MISSILEAB,
  title={MISSILE AND BLAST INJURIES IN NIGERIA - THE SOUTHEAST EXPERIENCE.},
  author={Gabriel U. Chianakwana and Okechukwu O. Mbonu and Amobi Ochonma Egwuonwu and Jerome Emeka Azike and Ndukauba Eleweke and Charity Ekwunife and Kenneth Amaechi Agu},
  journal={Journal of the West African College of Surgeons},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          18-33
        }
}
Background Missile injuries occupy a large segment of injuries treated in Southeast Nigeria, accounting for a significant proportion of morbidity and mortality. However, blast injuries are uncommon in this region. This study became necessary as a result of the rising spate of violence in various parts of Nigeria, particularly in the Northeast and in the Niger Delta regions, as well as the ever-present fear of kidnappers, armed robbers and occasionally, trigger-happy security agents. Aim To… CONTINUE READING