No fewer than 6 states COVID-19 warehouses have been looted by hoodlums in the states.
It would be recalled that the palliatives stored in warehouses in different states were given to the state government by the Federal Government and others private organisations to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Cross River, hoodlums under the guise of the ongoing #EndSARS protest on Friday looted Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse at Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority in Calabar.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the hoodlums were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil.
NAN also reports that some of the people seen carting away items from the warehouse were heard saying “the food is ours but they are keeping it for themselves”.
In the same vein, a warehouse where COVID-19 palliative was stored at Mazamaza community in Lagos State was invaded.
Viral video footages that circulated on social media showed the looters, entering the warehouse and looting the COVID-19 palliative.
The warehouse is located on Benster Crescent, popularly called Monkey Village.
Also, Ilorin, the state capital of Kwara state was in disarray on Friday evening after hundreds of residents broke into the warehouse housing food items stored for distribution as COVID-19 palliatives.
The warehouse is located around the Ilorin International Airport, opposite Oando filling station.
Video footages and pictures obtained by NewSpecng showed people stealing food items like noodles, spaghetti, rice, sugar and garri.
People used motorcycles and buses to transport looted items from the warehouse to their respective homes.
Hoodlums have also broken into government warehouses in Akure, the Ondo state capital, and looted COVID-19 palliatives stored there.
The hoodlums according to reports thereafter set the warehouse ablaze.
The warehouse is located within the Chief Magistrate court premises in Akure metropolis.
It was gathered that the palliatives were given to the state by the Federal government.
A viral video of the incidents on social media showed people packing out bags and cartons of the palliatives which expected to have been shared by the government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The palliatives include bags of rice, sugar, Indomie Noddle’s, and other food items.
Furthermore, there was pandemonium in Osun State on Friday after a crowd invaded the Cocoa House, Ede, the warehouse housing food items stored for distribution as coronavirus palliative.
NewSpecng obtained video and pictures of people stealing packs of noodles, rice, sugar, garri, and other food items kept as COVID-19 palliative.
The crowd, mainly young people, came with motorcycles and buses, to transport looted items from the warehouse to their respective homes.
And the warehouse housing food items stored for distribution as COVID-19 palliatives in Jos, Plateau State was looted Saturday morning, October 24, 2020.
The warehouse is located around Buruku, Jos South Local Government Area.
Video footages and pictures obtained by NewSpecng showed people carrying food items like noodles, spaghetti, rice amongst others.