Gunmen Capture Government Hospital, Cart Away Doctors, Patients’ Belongings


Unknown gunmen have allegedly stormed the State Government hospital, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, located along Opolo Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state carting away belongings of patients and doctors.

According to reports, the gunmen were said to have stormed the hospital around 3 am carting away cash and valuables belonging to doctors and patients.

Narrating the unfortunate events to Nigerian Tribune, Doctor Okeleghel Awudumapu said the two-man gang took him unaware while he was returning from his call room.

The Medical Director, Dr Emmanuel Fetepigi, expressed sadness, describing the act as barbaric while reacting to the incident.

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Dr Fetepigi said management will cooperate with the Ministry of Health to ensure that measures are put in place to forestall future occurrences.

Meanwhile, a security operative at the hospital, Mr James Benini, added that it was the second time burglars broke into the premises carting away hospital properties such as generator batteries, e.t.c.

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