Looting Continues As Residents Storm COVID-19 Palliative Warehouses In Calabar

Calabar COVID-19 Palliatives OnoBello

An unprecedented 24-hours curfew has been imposed in Cross River state following the looting of different COVID-19 palliative warehouses located in Calabar on Friday.

Earlier that day, two other warehouses housing palliatives donated by CACOVID, were raided by residents in Osun and Kwara states.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the looters were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil. Eye-witnesses report that the storehouse were found in Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority and Clement Ebri Drive in Calabar.

They had earlier in the day blocked the Muritala Mohammed Highway, restricting vehicular movement. In videos shared on social media, the police arrived the scene and were seen trying to restore order.

However, dispersing the crowd that had built was a herculean task as more and more people were seen trooping to the warehouse despite sounds of gunshot.

Residents have been advised to observe the 6 pm curfew as security agents will be mandated to arrest anyone who flouts the order.

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