Six Presumed Dead As Hoodlums Loot COVID-19 Palliatives in Taraba

Six Presumed Dead As Hoodlums Loot COVID-19 Palliatives in Taraba

No fewer than six persons were said to have died and many injured in the stampede at the Taraba State Government warehouse .

The incident occurred when hoodlums broke into the warehouse and carted away COVID -19 palliatives .

Eyewitnesses told NAN on Sunday that about six corpses were moved to the mortuary in the early hours of Sunday .

“ We took about six bodies to the federal medical centre morgue between yesterday ( Saturday ) and the early hours of today.

“ There is hunger in the land and thousands of people moved in to get the food palliatives and unfortunately some died in the process.

“ This is what the government wants by refusing to share the items. ”

Efforts to reach officials of the Taraba Police Command proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the Taraba State Government has imposed a curfew on Jalingo following the invasion of government warehouses with palliatives and other stores in the state .

State Deputy Governor, Engr . Haruna Manu announced this in a statewide broadcast in Jalingo .

Manu said the curfew would run from 11 pm on Saturday to 8 am on Monday when the government would further review the situation .



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