Protest against Covid-19 in Gombe – Despite the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the poor awareness at the grassroots has continued to mar the battle against the deadly virus in the country.
In Gombe State, a video has captured the stark display of a dangerous trend in northern Nigeria where people are yet to believe in the existence of Coronavirus.
As seen in a footage obtained by TheNewsGuru (TNG), hundreds of protesters invaded the Gombe State Infectious Disease Hospital in Kwando and were poised to set Covid-19 patients free while describing the response by the state government to the coronavirus pandemic as a process to siphon state’s funds.
According to the voices of the protesters in the video (Most spoke in Hausa language), TNG after interpreting, learnt that the protesters were demanding for the release of some persons in the Isolation Centre – labeling the whole activities by the government on Covid-19 as another scheme to embezzle state’s funds.
One of the protesters stated that about 52 persons, majorly travelers were kept in the Isolation Centre without food and care but the state government alleged that it spent over N10m naira on each patient.