The Plateau State Government in Nigeria has given the looters of COVID-19 Palliatives from a warehouse to return them in 48 hours or face the law.
Last week videos circulated of a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of the state being looted.
Reacting to the news on Monday, the State Police Command labelled the act as criminal and ordered looters to return the stolen palliatives before Wednesday, 29th October 2020.
A statement was released that partly read, “Sequel to the ugly occurrences that bedevilled some parts of the state particularly Jos North and Jos South LGAs, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Edward Egbuka, has condemned in totality the breaking and looting into government warehouses, shops and private houses of individuals by hoodlums and other criminals within Jos and Bukuru metropolis under the guise of #EndSARS protests.
“He described it as an act of criminality aimed at truncating the tireless efforts of the police and other security agencies on the Plateau. This has led to the arrest of over a hundred persons.”