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Doctors, Patients robbed as Gunmen invade Bayelsa Hospital

Gunmen storm Bayelsa hopsital

A State Government hospital, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, located along Opolo Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state has been raided by some unknown gunmen.

The gunmen reportedly stormed the hospital around 3am and successfully carted away cash and valuables belonging to doctors on duty and patients.

Doctor Okeleghel Awudumapu who narrated his ordeal to Nigerian Tribune, said the two-man gang took him unaware while he was returning from his call room.

Doctor Awudumapu said his belongings and that of patients from the labour ward and their family members were all carted away.

Reacting to the incident, the Medical Director, Dr Emmanuel Fetepigi, who expressed sadness, described the act as barbaric.

Dr Fetepigi said management will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to ensure that measures are put in place to forestall future occurrences.

Meanwhile, a security man at the hospital, Mr James Benini, noted that it was the second time they have had burglars in the premises as a generator battery has been stolen before.

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