Kogi Police Command confirms attack in FMC Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the attack at the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja by unknown gunmen.
It was reported that, gunmen numbering about fifty invaded the premises of the hospital at about 8am, armed with dangerous weapons and chasing away patients.
Sources said the hoodlums went to the administrative block of the FMC, destroyed part of the building, carted away laptops and other valuable items.
It was gathered that they also went to the revenue unit of the hospital, attacked the staff on duty and carted away an undisclosed sum of money as well as laptops.
The hoodlums who were fully armed blocked the entrance of the center to prevent people from going into the premises of the center.
The sources further revealed that the hoodlums were armed with cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons during the attack.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Williams Aya, said the situation is under control as State Police Commissioner, CP Ayuba Edi has drafted his men to the center.
According to him, some group of people protested at the Federal Medical Center on Wednesday morning adding that the management of the federal medical center is yet to officially report the incident to the command.
Aspheric news, however gathered that the federal medical center Lokoja have stopped admitting out patients into the hospital as a result of the outbreak of COVid-19.