In a bizarre twist, an armed robbery gang attacked two hospitals beating the nurses and sick patients mercilessly before making away with their valuables.
Two private hospitals in Okitipupa, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State were attacked in two separate attacks by armed robbers who robbed and beat nurses and patients to a pulp. The incident happened last week on Sunday and Monday by the same gang of robbers.
It was gathered that the robbers stormed the hospitals between 10pm and 11.30pm in the two days, and forcefully collected an undisclosed amount of money from the nurses and others at the hospitals. However, they didn’t spare patients and other hospital staff who didn’t have money to give. They were seriously given the beating of their lives.
One of the victims, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The hoodlums were four in number; masked, and they came to the hospitals on motorcycles. They threatened to shoot anybody who did not cooperate with them, so all of us lied down and allowed them to carry out their operation without any hindrance.
“They asked everybody, including the patients, to bring out money and those who did not have money to give them were seriously beaten. It was very unfortunate. We tried our best to call the police, but we did not succeed because they also collected our phones and other valuables.”
However, nobody was raped during the operation.
The victims however complained that after reporting the incident to the police, they are yet to come up with anything tangible. In fact, less than 24 hours, another attack was launched on another hospital in the town by the same gang.
It has been revealed that the police are now on the lookout for the armed robbers.