Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday, stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.
The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.
Breaking into warehouses and looting the items stored there is recently fast becoming a trend in Nigeria as similar incidents have been recorded in Lagos and Osun States.
Watch the videos of happenings in Ilorin.
BREAKING: Ilorin residents burst Cargo Terminal, Ilorin International Airport, cart away CaCOVID palliative items. The Covid-19 palliative items meant to be shared for Kwarans, yet the Kwara State Gov, Mall Abdulrazaq decided to hide them for months for what reason?@Jani4Tijani pic.twitter.com/AHHfEmI4KZ
— Tiana Jimoh (@Tianajimoh) October 23, 2020
See as people dey pack covid-19 palliative live from ilorin, airport cargo storage
— JayStandard-SOD Dropout #EndSARS (@Funkid404) October 23, 2020
Apart from the COVID-19 palliatives, the Kwara mall, popularly known as Shoprite was also invaded and massive looting of properties of shop owners carried out.
They are looting ilorin ShopRite pic.twitter.com/5UlPd1QYls
— DeboMacaroni (@mr_maccarronii) October 23, 2020
Omo… people are looting shoprite in ilorin right now and bursting into people’s shop.. 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/LeOYj2iV4N
— magaji_ilori (@mogajiofilorin) October 23, 2020