Robbers invade FMC, Kogi, hospital is currently closed.
Gun men have invaded the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in Kogi state today, July 1.
According to investigative journalist, Fisayi Soyombo, the robbers arrived in three white Hilux vans just before the commencement of a press conference.
“The robbers arrived in Dozens of plain-clothed gunmen who arrived in three white Hilux vans have just finished terrorising staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, who were planning a press conference/protest to pressure FG into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state,” he said in Twitter.
“One van barricade the hospital gate while the other two drove in.
“The gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records & admin depts, where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things.”
“They ransacked the Medical Director’s office too,” he added.
During the siege, the hospital management instructed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officials in the hospital not to shoot, to prevent bloodshed.
As a result of the robbery, the hospital associations have told all staff to evacuate the hospital. The hospital is currently closed.