Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja and destroyed medical records at the health facility.
Although the intention of the attack was not known, it was gathered that the medical centre had scheduled a press conference for the day to draw government attention to the challenges facing the health workers and the need for government to establish a screening centre for covid-19 in the state . An eyewitness account also revealed that commotion started when a pregnant woman was denied proper medical care as she was referred by Health experts to test for coronavirus before she would be treated.
The government of Kogi state had said that investigstion would be carried out However unconfitmed sources said that the attack might have been engineered by the Kogi government given the government’s hard stance on covid-19.
Kogi governor Yahaya Bello ,had severally denied that there is covid-19 in his state even as it claimed the life of late Chief Judge of Kogi state in covid -19 isolation centre. He had accused the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control of trying to import covid-19 into the state .
Also there are reports that some aides to the governor have tested positive for coronavirus.