Hoodlums declared “free shopping” on Sunday morning as they attacked and looted a warehouse with COVID-19 palliatives at Kwana-Waya in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Reports available to The DAILY VENDOR revealed that other residents including the elderly, equally joined in the carting away of food items from the warehouse.
In a viral video on social media, they could be heard shouting, that people should “come out for free shopping”.
“Yola people, come out for free shopping,” indistinct voices beckoned, in one of the videos.
Even the presence of security personnel, who later arrived at the scene, could not stop the breach of the warehouse because the number of people present were overwhelming.
Cartoons of Indomie, bags of rice, and other food items were looted.
The Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the breach at the COVID-19 storehouse.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju, had dispatched a team of policemen to the scene.
He said, “We heard that hundreds of people have gathered and are looting foodstuff at a storage facility in Kwana-waya.
“We have mobilised policemen and (they) are on our way to the scene in order to restore peace and order in the area.”