Gunshots fired, as NANS factions storm Abuja hospital

…Patients flee

Gunshots were fired near the International Conference Centre (ICC), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja yesterday.

It was learnt the shots were fired during the National Association’s election.

Security sources, who spoke to newsmen yesterday, said a fight had broken out between two warring NANS factions on Thursday, leading to violent attacks that left some students injured and hospitalised. The injured NANS members were later taken to the National Hospital for medical care.

It was, however, alleged that medical personnel did not adequately attend to the injured students, leading to the attack on the hospital yesterday.

However, Police officers were seen deployed in the Central Business Area of the FCT, where the hospital and the International Conference Centre, (ICC) are domiciled.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that, following credible intelligence, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday intercepted some NANS members and recovered two pump-action guns and cartridges from them on their way to the convention.

Following the attack on the National Hospital yesterday, the major roads leading to the ICC and the Hospital became deserted, while the Police cordoned off some sections of the highway.

When contacted on the development, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, asked to be allowed to make inquiries about the incident but was unable to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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