Some residents on Sunday attacked and looted a warehouse filled with COVID-19 palliatives at Kwana-Waya in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
In a videos circulating on social media, the residents including the elderly, could be heard shouting that people should “come out for free shopping” as they carted away food items from the warehouse.
“Yola people, come out for free shopping,” indistinct voices beckoned, in one of the videos showing people looting cartoons of Indomie, bags of rice, and other food items.
Security personnel, who arrived at the scene, could not stop the breach of the warehouse because of the overwhelming number of people.
The Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the breach at the COVID-19 storehouse saying the Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju, had dispatched a team of policemen to the scene.
“We heard that hundreds of people have gathered and are looting foodstuff at a storage facility in Kwana-waya.
“We have mobilised policemen and (they) are on our way to the scene in order to restore peace and order in the area,’ he said.
Watch the video below:
Looters hit government warehouse in Yola Sunday morning pic.twitter.com/iefNqOkj1W
— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) October 25, 2020
Adamawa State (Yola) is not left behind, patriotic citizens are doing what needs to be done.
Governors Kaduna Olamide palliatives pic.twitter.com/pxPdHB4ODA
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KanyiDaily had reported how Nigerian security forces killed about six people when residents were trying to loot a warehouse loaded with relief materials for the coronavirus pandemic in Ilorin, Kwara State.