Suspected hoodlums on Tuesday afternoon attacked a health facility owned by Lagoon Hospitals in the Apapa area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that a victim with fresh gunshot wounds was dumped in front of the hospital building by an unknown person.

The hoodlums thereafter accused the hospital management of abandoning the male victim without providing treatment for him.

The hoodlums went on a rampage and vandalised the hospital facility.

In viral video, a bonfire was seen in front of the hospital building while huge plumes of smoke billowed into the sky around the facility.

Lagoon Hospitals confirmed the development in a statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jimi Coker but denied that it refused to attend to the victim.

Coker said, “It has come to our attention that misinformation is currently circulating on social media regarding the true events that led to the vandalisation of our Apapa Hospitals, putting the lives of staff and patients at risk.

“The victim was unfortunately brought in dead by an Okada man who decided to abandon the victim’s body outside the hospital premises.

“Lagoon Hospital in Apapa was not aware that the Okada driver had abandoned the victim on the road.

“It is on record that Lagoon Hospitals has always attended to all emergency cases, in line with our access to care policy for over 30 years.

“Unfortunately, we have had to shut down the hospital in Apapa due to this attack.”

Efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Ogunjobi, proved abortive as he did not respond to calls put across to his line at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the #EndSARS protests rocking the country have continued for almost two weeks with youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

All entreaties by politicians and business leaders for the youths to leave the streets failed as they block major highways, thereby, causing gridlock and affecting economic activities.

Suspected hoodlums had also hijacked the #EndSARS campaign in some cities, wreaked havoc on citizens and vandalised public assets in Lagos, Benin, Abuja, Jos, Ekiti, Akure, Ibadan, amongst other major cities.

At least three police stations were torched by hoodlums in Lagos on Tuesday, causing Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to impose a 24-hour curfew on the state.


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