The Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), has urged the Federal Government to constitute a judicial panel of enquiry on the attack on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja.
The Executive Director of CHRCR, Mr Idris Maliki-Abdul, in a statement issued on Friday in Lokoja, urged the Federal Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack were brought to book.
According to him, hospitals and health institutions, established by government and individuals, are meant to serve humanity and for the good of society.
He described the attack on such facilities as unfortunate, worrisome, unexpected and condemnable in all ramifications.
”The invasion and violent attack, destruction of government properties and stealing of individuals’ belongings at the FMC, Lokoja by armed hoodlums, for whatever reasons, are condemnable.
”We wonder what could have led to that act of hooliganism in a civilised society and under a responsible government.
”It is noted that the relationship between the FMC, Lokoja and the current government in Kogi since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is not so cordial.
”Whatever that might be responsible for the attack is a very worrisome development and it is very unfortunate,” he said.
Maliki-Abdul, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a judicial panel of enquiry, to be headed by a Federal High Court judge, in the interest of justice.
This, he said, would reveal the immediate and remote causes of the dastardly act, with a view to punishing the perpetrators.
Edited By: Benson Iziama and ‘Wale Sadeeq (NAN)
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