Residents burst warehouse in Osun, cart away COVID-19 food palliatives


Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

Scores of youths in Osun on Friday burst into a cocoa warehouse in Ede where COVID-19 food items were stored.

This is just as Lagos State residents invaded a warehouse in the state, looting food palliatives that were meant to cushion the harsh effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Similarly, in Osun state, the youths who were later joined by other residents were seen carting away with food items such as noodles and rice with COVID-19 palliative written on them.

After gaining entrance to the warehouse, the residents were jubilating as they gathered the food items.

Some of them hurled insults at the State government, noting that the government afflicted them with hunger and suffering during the COVID-19 lockdown.

One of the residents who simply identified herself as Amope could not hide her joy as she cheered the youths who discovered the warehouse.

In her words, “This government is really wicked o. God will bless those who discovered this warehouse. See the way we suffered during the lockdown, and the government did not even care. They are monsters and inhumane. God will judge those wicked leaders.”

Another resident who asked for anonymity said, “The owners are taking their property. It belongs to the masses; state government kept it there for them. Not to waste time of state government, they broke the place and took what belongs to them.”