Residents of the south-western state of Osun on Friday, descended on a COVID-19 palliative warehouse located in Ede, carting away various food items and packages.
The warehouse, located at Cocoa Products Industry Nigeria Limited, Ede-Osogbo road, Ede North, Osun State is believed to be owned by the Osun State government.
However, the youths as seen in the videos that have gone viral on the internet, didn’t wait for the government to share the items as they happily looted the items and escaped with as much as they could carry.
Cartoons of Indomie noodles, bagged rice and some other food items were carted away by the residents. Other items the invaders made away with include raw food items like beans, noodles, sugar, salt, garri, rice, pastas, and others.
According to one of the people at the scene who spoke to newsmen, they believe the government will not eventually share the palliatives to people but want to keep them till 2023 as campaign materials.
“We thank God for this discovery. Could you imagine these politicians hiding these food items meant for distribution to the poor masses during the COVID-19 pandemics,” he said.
This is coming about twenty-four hours after youths and residents stormed a COVID-19 palliative warehouse located in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city.
Watch the video below.
Ede Osun state. Another warehouse full of Covid-19 palliatives. How far your state? pic.twitter.com/ZMA8ySVzEg— MR AHMED🇳🇬 (@UncleMohamz) October 23, 2020