- Covid-19 foodstuffs and other items meant for distribution have been stolen by suspected hoodlums in Bayelsa
- Among food items stolen are many bags of rice, beans and garri meant for distribution to the vulnerable people of the state
- Earlier, Governor Duoye Diri had announced partial closure of markets across the state to curb the spread of coronavirus
There was a mild drama in Bayelsa as suspected the carted away foodstuffs and items meant for distribution to the vulnerable grossly affected by coronavirus pandemic.
The hoodlums, whose number is still unknown, reportedly burst into a government stall in Igbogene area of Yenagoa, the state capital and stole the items before vanishing through a nearby bush.
The Nation reports that among food items stolen are many bags of rice, beans and garri meant for distribution to the vulnerable people of the state.
Legit.ng gathers that the stolen foodstuffs were meant for Sagbama, Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw local government areas.
Consequently, this may affect the distribution of food as many households targeted will need to be cut down after the sad incident.
Earlier, Governor Douye Diri took a tough step by signing an executive order announcing the partial closure of markets in the state and restriction of movements.
The Bayelsa governor made the announcement on Thursday, April 2, as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Coronavirus has hit thirteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) but Bayelsa is one of the lucky states that has not recorded any case of the life-threatening pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the resident doctors in the country have threatened to withdraw their service over alleged harassment and assaults by security operatives enforcing President Muhammadu Buhari's lockdown directives.
Dr Aliyu Sokomba, president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), issued the note of warning on Sunday, April 5.
Speaking after the emergency meeting to review the plight of doctors handling coronavirus cases, Sokomba raised an eyebrow against what he termed as attacks on the doctors across the country.
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