A branch of MyPharmacy, a franchise chain pharmacy was raided Wednesday by hoodlums angered by the #LekkiMassacre of Tuesday night.
The attack was however ironical, as the pharmacy has been in support of the #ENDSARS peaceful protest from the onset as the team has been supplying medications for injured protesters.
This explains why Pharm. Abimbola Adebakin, CEO MyPharmacy decried lack of protection for essential workers, saying security forces have disappointed the populace coupled with bad governance.
She however appealed to protesters to desist from attacking health work force including nurses, medical doctors, pharmacists, despatch riders carrying blood and medical supplies, ambulances, among others.
Almost at the same period of the attack, nurses at Abraham Adesanya MCC, Eti-Osa sent a Save Our Souls message on Twitter calling for security assistance as their lives were endangered from sporadic shooting in the vicinity.
Announcing the invasion of her pharmacy via her Twitter handle, @AOAdebakin tweeted: “One of our pharmacy branches has just been attacked and raided by hoodlums. I am just glad we didn’t allow staff to go to work today because there is no protection nor facilities for essential workers.
“Please stop this. Our security forces have let us down.
“Sad this government has let us down so badly. We needed convincing evidence of change since the trust index between govt and the people is so low.
“Alas, high handedness was used instead of diplomacy. Shame!!!!!!!”, she bemoaned.
Appreciating all sympathisers who sent in messages, she assured them of her team’s continued support to the community as she commiserated with those who lost their loved ones.
She said: “We just got attacked I know its the repressed anger of the people manifesting.
“Irony is the team is busy arranging medication for injured protesters!!! Tired but not giving up. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE”.
Meanwhile some members of the Twitter community have frown at the SOS call from nurses at the Abraham Adesanya MCC, Eti-Osa, saying it’s uncalled for.
The @Nursingworld_NG had tweeted earlier thus: “SOS CALL FROM OUR NURSES!!! Nurses at MCC Abraham Adesanya, Eti-Osa are in serious danger and calling for HELP!!!”
But @Nelsings_ responded thus: “Help from what oga!!! Ppl won’t just rush out without knowing what is ahead .. is it fire, thugs, or the police themselves
@PaulOluwatosin6 also replying to the tweet said :”Just saying you need help, help based on what we don’t know”.
However, efforts made to reach the leadership of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, ACPN, on the robbery of MyPharmacy has proved abortive, while the Nursing leadership has not responded to the development as at the time of filing this report.