One feared dead in Ibadan as hoodlums plan to attack UCH

University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan

By Segun Oye, IBADAN

There was pandemonium at the Mokola area of Ibadan on Sunday morning as hoodlums attempted to raze down Mokola Police Station.

Prompt News gathered that a young man was reportedly killed in the early hours of today, prompting reaction from hoodlums who who stormed the area and moved to burn the police station.

But, personnel of Operation Burst were promptly deployed to the scene and successfully repelled the attackers.

Meanwhile, the management of the University College (UCH) Ibadan, has raised the alarm over plot by hoodlums to attack the hospital.

A statement by the Spokesperson, Toye Akinrinlola, says Oyo State Governor @seyiamakinde has been briefed by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo.

Akinrinlola’s statement is reproduced below:

“Our attention has been drawn to the plans by suspected hoodlums to attack the University College Hospital,Ibadan. This is also as the of Health has alerted all Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres, Specialist Hospitals and other tertiary hospitals in of the plans to attack them.

“Consequently, the Hon. Ministers in the Ministry have directed all CMDs and MDs to beef up around their facilities.

“We are at UCH have taken bold steps to ensure the safety of lives and property within the Hospital. Very early this morning, the CMD, ProfessorJesse Abiodun Otegbayo called Excellency the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde to brief him on the development.

“The Governor assured the CMD that adequate measures will be put in place to protect the UCH and other health Institutions in the state.

“Also, the CMD has called on the heads of all security agencies to provide security support to UCH, and to which we have received positive responses.

“The CMD therefore wishes to assure the staff, students and patients in the Hospital that they are safe, as well as their properties.

“He has urged everyone to be conscious of their environment and take measures to ensure the security of their properties.”

In the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest, Ibadan has witnessed sustained attacks by hoodlums who are targeting police stations.

Also, they have been breaking into people’s homes and shops, carting away goods and valuables.

Prompt News reports that hoodlums attacked Senator Teslim Folarin’s home on Saturday, carting away items and properties worth over N200 million.

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