Happening now: Youths loot COVID-19 palliatives warehouse in Benin (plus video)


Pandemonium broke out Saturday morning at the Edo Pharmaceutical Company on Medical Store Road off New Lagos Road Benin as youths broke into the warehouse and looted COVID 19 palliatives suspected to have been stored by Edo State government.

As early as 7am, youths gathered round the company demanding to be allowed into the premises.

The crowd soon turned  out to be all comers’ affairs as women, men and children joined the crowd.

It was gathered that despite the arrival of military men, the crowd refused to shift ground.

The crowd, according to witness, later pulled down part of the wall to gain access into the compound.

As of the time of filing this report,  items like noodles, cartons of sugar, salt, matrasses, 25 containers of groundnut oil, with COVID-19 written on them were being carted away by the crowd.

Despite gunshots released into the air by soldiers, the looting was still ongoing.

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