Gunmen storm Kogi hospital, disrupt coronavirus press conference

Aftermath of the attack
Aftermath of the attack
Aftermath of the attack
Aftermath of the attack at Federal Medical Centre

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi State, carting away computers and other sensitive materials from the administrative department of the health institution.

The gunmen were said to have arrived in three vehicles and harassed health workers in the facility.

The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease.

Items such as personal computers and phones of staffers were seized.

This is coming less than 24 hours after the state Governor, Yahaya Bello, disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the cause of the death of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana.

Justice Ajana died on Sunday in the Gwagwalada COVID-19 isolation centre.

But the governor, who was speaking at the third-day prayers for the deceased on Tuesday, said the late Chief Judge died a natural death, urged the people not to attribute his death to anything else.

The hospital is said to be in a feud with the state government over the latter’s insistence that coronavirus is a hoax.

2 COMMENTS

    • There is covic19 disease, but you know should know how fraudulent “most Nigerians” are, especially “politicians”. They can manipulate every situation for their selfish ends.
      Poor state of Nigerians roads has killed more people than so pandemics. So are poor hospital facilities. Just to name a few. Tell me what corrupt Nigerians cannot do. It is difficult to trust Nigerian politicians, people have good reasons to doubt figure of covic19 patients.

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