EndSARS: Lagosians breaks into warehouse, loot state's COVID-19 palliatives

EndSARS: Lagosians breaks into warehouse, loot state's COVID-19 palliatives

- In what came as a surprise to many, a warehouse filled with COVID-19 palliatives was discovered and some residents of Lagos helped themselves by looting the place

- The palliatives were said to have been stocked in the warehouse since March

- The looted items included bags of rice, cartons of noodles, spaghetti, salt, and vegetable oil

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The EndSARS protest took another twist in Lagos on Thursday, October 22, when some youths of Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state uncovered a warehouse in the area stocked with COVID-19 palliatives.

This Day reports that the palliatives, which were branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state, included countless bags of rice, cartons of noodles, spaghetti, salt, vegetable oil, tomato paste, beans, garri, and lots more.

Legit.ng gathered that the palliatives were perhaps the foodstuffs meant to alleviate the effect of the lockdown and the economic meltdown on the poor populace in Lagos state from March when the lockdown took effect.

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EndSARS: Lagosians breaks into warehouse, loot state's COVID-19 palliatives
Some residents of Lagos stormed the state's COVID-19 palliative warehouse and looted the items. Credit: Twitter/ThisDay.
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The newspaper noted that many residents were seen happily carting away the palliatives, which they said were their rights.

The residents of the area were said to have been packing items since 7 am on Thursday, October 22, adding that all the food items have been looted.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cleared the air on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the shootings of the EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate.

It was reported that while speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.

Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera was "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.

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In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari would address Nigerians by 7 pm today, Thursday, October 22, over the crisis generated by the EndSARS protests.

The president would make a national broadcast after a meeting with the security chiefs on the protests and killings of some protesters across the country.

The country's National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, had said that the president would announce a ‘critical solution’ to the #EndSARS protest.

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