Kogi Govt. conducts Mass Burial for 130 unclaimed corpses in Lokoja.

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Kogi state Government has on Saturday conducted burial rites for one hundred and thirty corpses in Lokoja.

It was gathered that the deceased persons were  victims of accident, robbery, kidnapping who have been deposited at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja for several months without families or relations claiming their corpses.

The dead bodies were buried at Felele Cementry Lokoja, Kogi State.
Speaking during the mass burial of the deceased victims, the general manager Kogi State Sanitation and Waste Management Board, Mrs Arokoyo Elizabeth said the body is backed by law to ensure the environment is safe for habitation stressing that, the dead bodies have stayed too long in the hospital.

Represented by the Acting Secretary of the Board, Sanitarian Ajayi Olufemi, she said the dead bodies were brought to the mortuary by the Nigerian Police Force and Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC).

According to him, several announcements had been made via various media organization for the bodies to be claimed by family members or relations, but its proved abortive.

He reiterated the State Government commitment towards ensuring that, the environment is safe for people to leave.

“All the people evacuating and burying this bodies have been sanitized. Just like I said earlier, we have made several announcements on radio, television and other media about this unclaimed bodies. But, as I speak to you, nothing was heard from family members, relations, and friends of this corps. Most of this corps are victims of accident, kidnapers, robbers which were brought by the Police and Road Safety. So they have to be buried because they have been in the mortuary for a long time without any body coming for them” She added.

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