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Gunmen raid Bayelsa hospital, cart away valuables, cash

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Two suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked Diete Koiki Memorial Hospital in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, carting away valuables and money.

The incident reportedly occurred early Tuesday morning round 3 am.

DAILY POST gathered that the robbers carted away valuables belonging to sufferers on admission and docs on name.

It was additionally gathered that the hoodlums scaled the fence to achieve entry into the premises of the hospitals.

In response to Dr Okeleghel Awudumapu, who narrated his ordeal, the two-man gang took him unawares whereas getting back from his name room.

Awudumapu stated his belongings and that of sufferers from the labor ward and their relations had been all carted away.

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

Dr. Fetepigi stated administration will collaborate with the Ministry of Well being to make sure that measures are put in place to forestall future occurrences.

In the meantime, the safety man on the hospital Mr. James Benini, acknowledged that it was the second time they’ve had burglars on the premises as a generator battery had been stolen earlier than.

When contacted on the incident, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, responded with a textual content: “It has not been reported but, I’ve contacted DPO Ekeki to get info from the hospital”.

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