- Hoodlums who have hijacked the EndSARS protests seem not to be done with their attacks
- The miscreants looted the house of Yakubu Dogara on Sunday, October 25, in search of COVID-19 palliatives
- The thugs also attacked the building of the Standard Newspaper located in Jos, the capital of Plateau state
In total defiance of the curfew imposed by the Plateau state government, some hoodlums on Sunday, October 25, broke into the house of a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in search of palliatives.
The miscreants, according to The Nigerian Tribune, also invaded the warehouse of Plateau Agricultural Development Programme (PADP) where they stole fertilizer, pumping machines and other agriculture implements.
The online newspaper reported that the thugs attacked Dogara's house, attacked his brother before carting away valuables in the building and molested some other occupants.
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In a similar development, some thugs smashed windows, cars and other properties in the building of Standard Newspapers located the state capital.
However, a staff of the newspaper, Paul Jatau, told journalists that the swift intervention of security agents brought the situation under control.
Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had accused all 36 Nigerian governors of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives while citizens in their states were crying of hunger during and after the lockdown.
Following this allegation, SERAP has sued the governors before the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The human rights group called on the ICPC to carry out an investigation into the issue and publish its findings including the names of the states involved in the alleged act.
The petition, signed by SERAP's deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, was sent on Saturday, October 24, to the ICPC's chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye.
Part of the petition against the states partly read:
“It would seem that Nigerian authorities asked people to stay at home as a protective lockdown measure but then failed to discharge a legal responsibility to timely, effectively, and transparently distribute COVID-19 palliatives to ease the hardship faced by the poorest and most vulnerable people.”
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