- A warehouse filled with COVID-19 palliatives was discovered and some residents of the Ede area of Osun state looted the place
- This came after the governor, Gboyega Oyetola, suspended the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state
- According to the report, the residents felt that the government should have distributed the items to the needy instead of keeping them
Less than twenty-fours after some youths stormed a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stocked in the Maza-Maza area of Lagos state, hundreds of youths on Friday, October 23, burst the Cocoa House in Ede area of Osun state and looted various food items kept in it.
The Nation reports that the youths and residents thronged the area around 11:40 am and carted away packs of noodles, rice, sugar, garri, and other food items kept for COVID-19 palliatives.
Legit.ng gathered that some of the youths came with motorcycles, buses, and other means of transportation to convey food looted from the warehouse.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some youths of Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the Lagos state uncovered a warehouse in the area stocked with COVID-19 palliative.
It was reported 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.
In another report, the Niger state Assembly uncovered a secret warehouse where diverted COVID-19 palliatives were being kept.
The discovery was made when the Assembly decided to investigate the activities of the state task force on COVID-19. The diverted items are said to be worth millions of naira.
The investigative committee was chaired by Mallam Malik Madaki Bosso, a member representing the Bosso constituency. The team visited the warehouses where these items were stacked following a tip-off from the public.
Also, the federal government distributed funds as COVID-19 palliative to states of the federation. The news was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened virtually.
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