6 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums loot COVID-19 palliatives in Taraba

6 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums loot COVID-19 palliatives in Taraba

<p class="">No fewer than six people have reportedly died and many injured as hoodlums invaded the COVID-19 palliatives warehouse in Taraba state.</p>

<h1>An eyewitness said about six bodies had been moved to mortuary after hoodlums broke into the warehouse in Jalingo, while many others sustained injury in the stampede.</h1>

<p class="">The witness said, “<em>We took about six bodies to the federal medical centre morgue between yesterday (Saturday) and the early hours of today.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“There is hunger in the land and thousands of people moved in to get the food palliatives and unfortunately some died in the process.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“This is what the government wants by refusing to share the items.”</em></p>

<p class="">However, following the invasion of the warehouse, the state government <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/warehouse-invasion-taraba-govt-declares-curfew-in-jalingo/qcjl9e5" id="65074873-8565-443e-b487-66ce646d8283">has declared a curfew in Jalingo</a>, the state capital.</p>

<p class="">The Deputy Governor of the State, <strong>Alhaji Haruna Manu</strong>, announced the order in a state wide broadcast in Jalingo on Saturday night.</p>

<p class="">Manu expressed worry that some hoodlums invaded government warehouses containing palliatives and carted away items meant for distribution to members of the public.</p>

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