Looting of palliative warehouses continues in Abuja, Adamawa, Kogi, deaths recorded in stampede
The looting of warehouses for the storage of COVID-19 palliative items spread to the Federal Capital Territory
as well as Adamawa and Kogi states on Sunday, with looters making away with foodstuffs and other items.
In Abuja, warehouses at the Idu Industrial Estate, Jabi, were attacked by some persons.
This happened 24 hours after looters were prevented from raiding a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives
were kept at Area 10, Garki.
Armed policemen on guard duty at the Garki warehouse fired gunshots in the air and chased away the youth.
In the latest incident, the youth in their thousands as well as middle-aged men and women,
stormed the warehouses and made away with bags of Basmati rice, cartons of cereals and tin tomatoes,
bales of clothing and Ankara materials, and every other item they could find.
The looters scaled the fence and broke down the doors of the warehouses despite the presence of armed
policemen, who fired teargas canisters.
One of our correspondents, who witnessed the incident reports, that scores of motorcycles and tricycles rushed
to the scene to ferry the looted items away.
Some taxis and buses were also at the scene to take away the looted items.
Many individuals, who could not access the warehouses on account of the teargas, assaulted others and snatched items from them.
A youth also stabbed a woman in the hand and made away with one of the bags she was carrying.
No fewer than six persons were feared dead and scores injured in a stampede at the Taraba State Government
warehouse in Jalingo as hoodlums broke into it to steal COVID-19 palliative items.
Eyewitnesses told one of our correspondents on Sunday that six corpses were moved to the mortuary early in the