The looting of coronavirus (COVID-19) palliative stored in warehouses across Nigeria by the government continued on Sunday in Adamawa as thousands of rampaging hoodlums attacked and looted a warehouse with COVID-19 palliatives at Kwana-Waya in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
It was gathered that other residents including the elderly, carted away food items from the warehouse. They could be heard shouting sarcastically in a viral video circulating on social media, that people should “come out for free shopping.”
The unidentified voice yelled, “Yola people come out for free shopping,” in one of the videos. Security personnel, who arrived at the scene, could not stop the breach of the warehouse because of the overwhelming number of people. People looted cartoons of noodles, bags of rice, and other food items.
DSP Mr Suleiman Nguroje, the Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, confirmed the breach at the COVID-19 storehouse to the media. He also informed that the State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, had dispatched a team of policemen to the scene.
“We heard that hundreds of people have gathered and are looting foodstuff at a storage facility in Kwana-waya. We have mobilised policemen, and are on our way to the scene in order to restore peace and order in the area,” he said.
Following the vandalisation of the warehouses to cart away COVID-19 palliatives in Adamawa, the state governor Mr Ahmadu Fintiri has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Adamawa State.