Robbers attack Bayelsa hospital, rob Doctors, patients

Robbers attack Bayelsa hospital, rob Doctors, patients
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Suspected gunmen raided Diete Koki Memorial Hospital in Bayelsa State, carted away cash and valuables belonging to patients and doctors on duty.

The gunmen reportedly invaded the hospital located along Opolo Road in Yenagoa, the state capital, in the early hours of Tuesday, August 31.

The suspected robbers were alleged to have broken into the hospital from the fence behind.

One of the Doctors on duty, Dr Okeleghel Awudumapu, told journalists that the robbery gang attacked while he was returning from his call room.

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.

According to Dr Fetepigi, the management of the hospital will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to ensure that measures are put in place to forestall future occurrence.

A security man at the hospital, Mr James Benini, disclosed that it was the second time that the hospital would be attacked.

Reacting, spokesperson for the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, said that the incident is yet to be reported.

"I’ve contacted DPO, Ekeki, to get information from the hospital," he added.

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