Friday, October 23, 2020

Lagos residents loot CACOVID warehouse


There was stampede in Maza-Maza, a slum community in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos after residents broke into the state government’s warehouse for palliatives from Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and carted away food items.


The warehouse was a storage point for relief materials received from CACOVID-a private sector-led organisation established to assist the government in combating the coronavirus disease- before their distribution to the vulnerable in the society.

Taking advantage of the unrest across the state arising from the shootings of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, locals on Thursday morning stormed the warehouse situated at Monkey Village, Ajegunle looting backs of the palliatives.

They were said to have broken into the place after some officials who usually went there to carry palliatives refused to hand over some to locals who begged them.

Some of the people made videos of the looting, which they described as taking what belongs to them.

Among the items stored in the warehouse were bags of rice, cartons of noodles, garri, pasta, tomatoes, sugar and salt with “CACOVID NOT FOR SALE” boldly inscribed on them.

Old and young residents were seen tripping into the warehouse while some youths pulled down the starch to make it easier for those packing to take out.

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