Gunmen rob doctors and patients at Bayelsa Hospital.

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Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, located along Opolo Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, has been raided by unidentified gunmen.

The gunmen allegedly assaulted the hospital about 3 a.m. and successfully stole cash and valuables from doctors on duty and patients.

Doctor Okeleghel Awudumapu, who told the Nigerian Tribune about his incident, said the two-man gang caught him off guard when 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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