Hoodlums Storms warehouse in Edo State loot COVID -19 palliatives
Hoodlums attacked a government warehouse on Medical Store Road, Uselu, and looted COVID-19 palliatives stored in the warehouse.
The mobs, who had earlier in the morning, been stopped by military personnel from carrying out the act, succeeded in breaking the human shield mounted by the military and entered the store in their scores.
Hoodlums Storms warehouse in Edo State loot COVID -19 palliatives. No incident of shooting was recorded as the miscreants, mostly youths, carried away food items from the warehouse.
Many, however, sustained varying degrees of injuries in the ensuing rush.
In a statement, Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said upon receipt of relief materials, there has been an ongoing process of distribution for the past seven months to the vulnerable and poor population to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
He revealed that most of the items in the warehouse had been distributed.
Sequel to the ENDSARS protests Similar palliatives warehouses had been looted in Lagos, Jos, Kwara, Osun, Akure, and many other major cities.