Some residents of Jos, Plateau State broke into government COVID-19 warehouse at the weekend and carted away various palliatives items worth millions of naira.
The warehouse is located at Bukuru, Jos, the Plateau State capital.
In a 19 seconds video already going viral across social media, the people were seen on the compound where the palliatives were kept.
They carted away foodstuffs including rice and amongst others.
A resident, Haruna Jugul, who witnessed the looting said the security operatives initially tried to disperse the hoodlums when they mobilised to the warehouse but could not do much as the hoodlums resisted them.
“This morning around 9am, we saw some hoodlums gathered at the warehouse. The Warehouse served as the distribution point for COVID-19 palliative during the recent lockdown in the state.
“Before we knew what was happening, the hoodlums broke into the place and started looting the palliatives stored in there.
“When the security operatives could not stop them, other residents joined in the looting and carted away all the relief materials.”
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This is coming less than a few hours after some persons suspected to be hoodlums numbering over a thousand broke into government COVID-19 warehouse in Cross River State on Friday.