Attacks like this are tough to take especially when the people hurt and killed are there to help.
In Ghana people killed owls because it was believed their call made women infertile. Yellow corn from the States was not consumed because it was believed that it was only fed to animals. Some here have beliefs that are just as incorrect but refuse to listen to any reasoning what so ever. There are many of those walking around in the halls of Congress, preaching from pulpits and getting a lot of airtime on the tb and so on.
There is little difference between here and the northern reaches of a huge country where many live like in the photo. The biggest difference is we have access to no matter how poor you are to knowledge much easier but like there refuse to adapt and learn.
Soon I will be able to have a conversation from a person who works in an embassy in Nigeria who will be staying here. I look forward to that.
Nigeria is one of only three countries where polio is still endemic. Nine female polio vaccinators have been killed in two shootings at health centres in northern Nigeria, police have told the BBC.
Some Nigerian Muslim leaders have previously opposed polio vaccinations, claiming they could cause infertility. On Thursday, a controversial Islamic cleric spoke out against the polio vaccination campaign, telling people that new cases of polio were caused by contaminated medicine.