The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has blasted the recent attack on Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Lokoja by unknown gunmen.
PDP expressed its surprise over the violent attack and urged the State and Federal government to do everything within their power to arrest the culprits and sentence them.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, such a cruel attack on a medical facility cannot be justified under any guise, and it is indeed very shameful.
He added that the hostile attitude of the Kogi state government towards the COVID-19 intervention in the state has to stop and Yahaya Bello must quit his needless confrontation with the managers of COVID-19 issues in the state.
His words, “It is revealing that the gunmen shot their way into the Medical Centre at the time the staffers were getting ready for a press conference on issues related to the state’s COVID -19 status; invaded the record and administration department where they destroyed sensitive documents and carted away computers, in addition to ransacking the office of the Chief Medical Director.
“It is instructive to state that the target and mode of the attack strongly expose a desperate mission to destroy gathered information, suppress statistics, and completely disrupt COVID-19 management effort in the state.
“Nigerians are invited to note that the attack came just a day after Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, declared COVID-19 an artificial creation, orchestrated to shorten the lifespan of the people.
“The PDP recalls that it had on Monday raised alarm over the hostile attitude of the Kogi state government towards the COVID-19 intervention in the state, which is resulting in fear of unreported cases and alleged ‘silent death’ in the state.
“The party laments the situation in Kogi state and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Yahaya Bello to order, particularly over his needless confrontation with the managers of COVID-19 issues in the state.”