- Unknown gunmen attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state on Wednesday, July 1
- The armed men in large numbers stormed the medical institution in three vehicles
- The unknown assailants went away with laptops and important documents
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A report by The Cable indicates that the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, came under attack from armed men who disrupted a COVID-19 press conference.
According to the report, unknown gunmen stormed the health institution in the morning on Wednesday, July 1, in three vehicles and shot sporadically to disperse the media briefing to demand COVID-19 screening centres.
The gunmen who carted away with laptops and important documents destroyed hospital properties and harassed health workers.
In another report by The Nation, the armed men stormed the medical centre in large numbers and operated for about thirty minutes.
They went away with sensitive materials from the administrative department of the hospital.
It was also reported that the gunmen left the victims crying for help after taking phones of patients and staff.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that despite the daily rise of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and globally, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state alleged that coronavirus is an artificial creation.
He made the statement on Tuesday, June 30, at a prayer session for the repose of the soul of late Kogi chief judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, who reportedly died at a COVID-19 isolation centre.
The governor dismissed reports that the judge died of COVID-19, insisting that Ajana passed away from natural causes.
He said COVID-19 is being propagated to cause fear and panic among the Nigerian people. “Do not give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19…. it is a disease that has been imported propagated and forced on the people for no just cause,” he said.
The chief judge of Kogi state reportedly died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
A family member of the late chief judge confirmed his death to The Cable newspaper on Sunday morning, June 28.
The death of the judicial officer has not yet been officially announced as Mohammed Onogwu, chief press secretary to the governor, directed the media to confirm the report from the state judiciary or Ajanah’s family.
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