On Monday, Dr Bashir Bello, Oyo State Commissioner for Health, reported that his Ministry has begun the treatment of three victims of herdsmen attacks in Igangan — the three victims were the ones ordered to be relocated to Ibadan by the Governor Seyi Makinde.
The commissioner granting audience to media officers in Ibadan said that the three of them are receiving their treatment at a government hospital in Ibadan and have been stabilised medically.
The commissioner said the decision to relocate the victims of herdsmen attacks was made by Governor Makinde during his visit to Igangan last week adding that the governor had authorized the state’s Ministry of Health to take full financial responsibility for the treatment of the three victims.
Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in a signed statement, quoted the commissioner as saying that all vital biomedical and laboratory investigations had been conducted on the three victims.
Adding that the trio, namely Isaiah Seun, 26; Emmanuel Aderogba, 71; and Adekola Adeyemo, 65, have been attended to by both orthopaedic surgeons and specialists and that they are all doing well at the Ring Road State Hospital, Adeoyo.
Maintaining that the cost of all the investigations done, laboratories’ investigations and the x-rays were handled by the state government, he said that the hospital management has been given the mandate to give the victims all that is required without paying any bill.
According to the commissioner, Governor Makinde promised the Igangan community that the victims would be taken care of, even if it required tertiary health facilities’ attention, but, after evaluation, their cases were what could be managed properly by secondary health facilities.