Some miscreants in Bayelsa State have made away with loads of bags of garri from the warehouse of the Bayelsa State Emergency Agency, Igbogene, Yenagoa.
The garri was part of the food items being distributed as relief materials to those most hit by this lockdown. Reports say the hoodlums carted away more than 150 bags of garri from the warehouse through a bush path.
The first phase of the distribution of the garri began on Thursday, starting with the three local government areas of Yenagoa, Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma, under the supervision of the SEMA Chairman, Zedekiah Izu.
The governor had directed that the bags of garri be distributed to the poor to alleviate the hardship being suffered by the people as a result of the lockdown imposed on the state to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The stolen bags of garri were said to be allocated to the Sagbama and Ekeremor local government areas.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said, the miscreants who were boys, “came threatening to deal with anybody who tried to stop them from having their COVID-19 palliatives.”
The warehouse was closed after the incident to avert further looting of the remaining bags of garri.
Attempts to get the comment of the head of SEMA did not yield any result as of the time of filing this report.