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Gunmen Attack Federal Medical Center In Lokoja

The Federal Medical Center located in Lokoja, Kogi State was attacked by gunmen on Monday. The gunmen who came in large numbers made their way into the medical center and they made away with valuables like phones and laptops from both patients and staff.

The gunmen started with shooting sporadically as medical personnel flee from the scene. Then they made their way into the medical center to destroy and steal valuables. This attack also happened around the time that staff were having a meeting on how to get the federal government to provide a COVID-19 screening center in the state.

The medical center has been shut down as security officials take over the place.

  1. What could have led to this attack on a hospital? Could whatever the reason is be justified?

  2. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of gunmen attacks. How can this menace be curbed?