Reports that medical personnel at the General Hospital, Asokoro have stopped the treatment of the victims of Apo, Abuja shooting incident contrary to a directive by the Federal Government, has been denied by the management of the hospital.
Security operatives had shot some people residing at an uncompleted building located around Apo Legislative Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, who they said were suspected Boko Haram members. They were reportedly taken to the general hospital for treatment, out of which one died.
It was learnt that relatives of one of the victims had him transferred to an unidentified hospital in Kubwa, a suburb of the FCT, for better treatment.
Authorities of the hospital refused to comment on whether the hospital had discontinued treatment of the victims of the shooting incident when Vanguard visited, but a top official who offered to speak anonymously, said the management had not stopped treating the victims.
“It is a lie. We have not stopped treating them. There is a directive from the Federal Government for us to continue with their treatment. And of course what this means is that government will settle their bills,” he said.
“One of the victims was taken away to a private hospital in Kubwa, on the request of his relatives. Also for the record, 13 victims were brought in with gun shot injuries and one died”.