By VICTORIA OJEME
Authorities of the General Hospital, Asokoro have denied stopping the treatment of the victims of Apo, Abuja shooting incident contrary to a directive by the Federal Government.
13 victims of the shooting by security agencies at an uncompleted building located around Apo Legislative Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were reportedly brought to the general hospital, out of which one died.
Relatives of one of the victims, as learnt at the weekend, had him transferred to an unidentified hospital in Kubwa, a suburb of the FCT, for better treatment.
When Sunday Vanguard visited the hospital yesterday, the authorities refused to comment on whether the hospital had discontinued treatment of the victims of the shooting incident.
However 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”.