COVID-19: PDP Condemns Gun Attack On Federal Medical Center, Lokoja


Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on Federal

Medical Center, Lokoja Kogi state by gunmen, who invaded the facility,

destroyed and carted away documents and equipment used for data

collection and management of COVID-19 in the state.

The party expressed shock over the violent attack, especially given

allegations in the public space that the gunmen were sponsored by the

Kogi state government, which was earlier alleged to have ordered Kogi

people not to visit the medical center for their medications, following

its reported disagreement with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control

(NCDC) on the state’s COVID-19 status.

The PDP insisted that such an attack on a medical facility cannot be

justified under any guise, whatsoever.

It is however revealing that the gunmen shot their way into the Medical

Center 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 admin 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


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 recalled 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 deaths” in the state.

The party lamented 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.

The PDP also called on the security agencies to immediately commence a

high level investigation into the attack on the Federal Medical Center,

Lokoja and ensure that the gunmen and their sponsors are made to face

the wrath of the law.


Kola Ologbondiyan

National Publicity Secretary



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here