Thugs Invade Kogi Medical Store, Loot Equipment

The Kogi State Central Medical Store has been vandalised by thugs who carted away with medical equipment and consumables worth billions of Naira.

Dr Saka Audu, the State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this at a press conference on Wednesday after he led a team from the ministry and the media to inspect the burgled medical store located along Zone 8, Lokoja.

Audu expressed shock over the unfortunate development, saying it would be very difficult for the state to recover from it. He said that the state did not have the capacity to recover what had been carted away or vandalised in a short period without adequate external intervention and support.

”With a heavy heart, I am obliged to make public a very sad development, the kind of which I have never witnessed in my whole life.

”The Kogi State Central Medical Store was burgled and equipment worth billions of naira were stolen. ”Those equipment that couldn’t be stolen like the walk in refrigerator for immunisation, components of MRI/CT Scan machines were vandalised beyond repair, while others were moved from the store and broken into pieces in nearby bushes.

”The situation is indeed worrisome and should be a cause for concern to all Kogites as it sets us back many paces in our efforts to provide quality healthcare to all.

”It is also beyond my comprehension as the items in our store bear no semblance to food items which could be of benefit to these heartless invaders.

The impact of this dastardly act will linger for a long time,” he said.


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