Unknown gunmen invade federal medical centre in Kogi, destroy COVID-19 records


The latest report from Sahara Reporters says some unknown gunmen suspected to be sponsored by the Kogi State Government on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

The medium gathered that the staff were planning a press conference to pressure the Federal Government into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state when the incident took place.

It was learned that the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records and admin department where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things. They ransacked the Medical Director’s office, too.

While Kogi state has maintained that there is no COVID-19 in the state, the NCDC has confirmed three cases in the state.

While given a speech as the burial of the late Chief Justice, Nasir Ajana, Governor Yahaya Bello had said COVID-19 was created to shorten the lifestyle of the people.