Gunmen raid Kogi hospital, disrupt coronavirus press briefing


Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi State, carting away office equipment.

The gunmen were said to have arrived in three vehicles and harassed health workers in the facility.

The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease.

Items such as personal computers and phones of staffers were seized.

The hospital is said to be in a feud with the state government over the latter’s insistence that coronavirus is a hoax.