- Doctors and patients at Diete Koki Memorial Hospital were robbed in the early hours of Tuesday, August 31
- According to a security man at the hospital, it was the second time that the hospital would be attacked
- Dr Awudumapu, one of the doctors in the hospital, said his belongings and that of some patients and their family members were all carted away
Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - Suspected armed robbers raided a government hospital in Bayelsa, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, carting away cash and valuables belonging to doctors on duty and patients in the early hours of Tuesday, August 31.
Legit.ng gathers that the gunmen were alleged to have broken into the hospital from the fence behind.
One of the doctors on duty, Dr Okeleghel Awudumapu, said the robbery gang attacked while he was returning from his call room.
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Dr Awudumapu said his belongings and that of patients from the labour ward and that of their family members were all carted away.
The medical director of the hospital, Dr Emmanuel Fetepigi, described the act as barbaric.
He said the management of the hospital will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to ensure that measures are put in place to forestall future occurrences.
A security man at the hospital, James Benini, disclosed that it was the second time that the hospital would be attacked.
However, the police spokesman in Bayelsa state, SP Asinim Butswat, said the incident is yet to be reported.
Gunmen in ‘military’ uniform abduct 80-year-old mum of Bayelsa SSG
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some suspected gunmen dressed in military camouflage stormed the residence of Betinah Benson and kidnapped her to an unknown destination.
The victim, aged 80, is the mother of Kombowei Benson, secretary to the Bayelsa state government. The attack was carried out on the night of Tuesday, July 20, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
Confirming the incident, Bayelsa state police command in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, said some of the suspects have been arrested.