#EndSars Protest ; Palliative Materials burgled in Kogi.
ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.
As the #EndSars protest continue to degenerates, no fewer than five hundred unidentified persons invaded the Warehouse , housing the Covid 19 Palliative Materials in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Saturday and carted away the items.
The warehouse located along the Murtala Mohammed way, very close to Kpata market in Lokoja were invaded as early as 7 am on Saturday by mostly women waiting for the door to be opened.
Although , it was learnt that the state government had last week commenced the Distribution of the Covid19 palliatives to all the 21 local government Councils, but it was not clear wether the items burgled were part of the ones the government had directed its distribution
In a shift reaction , the state commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said contrary to insinuations that the items were burgled , the items were distributed under the watchful eyes of security operatives monitoring the exercise.
According to him “The crowd you saw there were in response to the Governor’s directive that the remaining items should be given out to the people and the exercise have been going on without any hitch” the commissioner told our correspondent.
Some of the recipient who spoke to Independent confirmed that they were there in response to the Governor’s directive that the remaining items be distributed to the people.
“I am here to see if I will be lucky to get some food items for my family since things have not been easy for us since Covid19 pandemic” She wailed.