Security Men Takes Over FMC Lokoja After Attacks By Hoodlums.
Fully armed security men have taken over the federal medical center Lokoja following an attack by some suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning. The security men who are fully armed blocked the entrance of the center to prevent people from going into the premises of the center. Some patients have moved out the center to avoid any attack by the hoodlums. It was reliably gathered that the hoodlums invaded the premises of the hospital at about 8am chased away patients as they were armed with dangerous weapons. Sources at the center said that the hoodlums numbering over fifty went to the administrative block destroyed part of the building, carted away laptops and destroyed other valuable things.
It was gathered that they also went to the revenue unit of the hospital, attacked the staff on duty and carted away undisclosed sum of money and laptops. According to the source, the hoodlums were armed with cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons during the attack. However the Kogi state police command public relations officer, DSP Williams Aya while confirming the story said the situation was under control as state police commissioner, CP Ayuba Edi have drafted his men to the center. According to him, some group of people protested at the Federal Medical Center on Wednesday morning adding that management of the federal medical center is yet to officially report the incident to the command.
Recalled that the federal medical center Lokoja have stop admitting out patients into the hospital as a result of the outbreak of COVid-19. All effort to speak with management of the federal medical center proved abortive as they were not ready to speak with the press.