- Edo deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has denied keeping COVID-19 palliative in his home
- Shaibu who spoke through his media aide said those carrying rumour that he hoarded palliative items were looking for an excuse to destroy his properties
- The deputy governor said the hoodlums allegedly sent by the opposition to destroy his properties under the guise of searching for palliative have been arrested by security operatives
The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has denied the allegations that some food items meant to be distributed as COVID-19 palliative were found at his private residence.
A report by Vanguard stated that there was a widespread rumour that some food items were kept at a hall in the deputy governor's residence.
However, reacting through his media aide, Benjamin Atu, on Monday, October 26, Shaibu said the allegation was deliberately orchestrated by his detractors to find an excuse to attack his home and destroy his properties.
The deputy governor accused the opposition of sponsoring political thugs to destroy his properties under the disguise of palliative search and #EndSARS protest.
Legit.ng gathers that Sahibu said security operatives, however, foiled the attack and arrested the suspected hoodlums.
He called on the security operatives to immediately arrest anyone that was connected to the plot to cause mayhem in the state.
In a similar development, the Kaduna state government has denied the allegations that it hoarded items that were meant to be distributed to the citizens as COVID-19 palliative.
The state's deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, said the food items that were looted by hoodlums on Saturday, October 24, were donations from Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).
Balarabe clarified on Sunday, October 25, that the state government was ready to commence the distribution of the items in all the local government areas after coming up with a fair and efficient distribution system.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some suspected hoodlums attacked and looted the warehouses belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Jabi Daki Biu, Abuja.
The hoodlums also looted private warehouses in the Idu Industrial Layout, Abuja.
During the raid, the mob reportedly made away with several bags of food items, notably rice, cartons of milk, gallons of vegetable oil, canned foods, cartons of noodles, cereals.
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