Gunmen Attack Medical Personnel During COVID-19 Meeting in Kogi State

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 01 – Gunmen have attacked medical personnel and disrupted a COVID-19 related meeting at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi State.

This follows a string of accusations, alleging that the Kogi State government is deliberately covering up its confirmed COVID-19 cases.

In an attack many have now alleged to be sponsored by the Kogi State Government, armed men on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, firing shots, breaking windows, and forcing medical personnel to scamper for safety.

Today’s Echo gathers 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 learnt 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.

Speaking at a prayer session for the late Nasir Ajana, Kogi Chief Judge, on Tuesday, Governor Yahaya Bello had said COVID-19 was a conspiracy, created to shorten the lifespan of the people.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has so far announced three cases of COVID-19 in Kogi but the state government has insisted that the state was free of the disease.

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