Two people were reportedly killed by armed gunmen at the Abdulsalam Abubakar General Hospital in Gulu, Lapai Local Government Area, Niger State.
They also abducted over ten people, including a hospital doctor and a pharmacist.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, around 2 a.m., according to reports.
One of those killed was a retired medical professional named Ya-Tachi, who lived directly across the street from the hospital.
It was learned that the bandits stormed the hospital in large numbers, shooting sporadically throughout their operation without any intervention from security personnel or local vigilantes.
In Zakari Nda, a resident of the area, told our correspondent in a telephone chat that the gunmen unleashed attacks on the hospital, resulting in the deaths of two people.
“They arrived in large numbers and were shooting sporadically, which sent fears into the people during the period of their operation.”
“At the end of the operation, many people were abducted and some wounded,” he stated.
He also called on the Niger State government and the security personnel to rise up and do the needful in order to end the incessant attacks on communities.
This is the fourth time kidnappers have attacked different communities within the area in recent times.
The incident has further heightened tension among the villagers, particularly with the lack of the presence of both security agents and local vigilantes during the attack.
However, efforts to get the reaction of the State Police command failed as the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.