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Man dies while looting

A WhatsApp image of the purported looting in Edo state

A man among looters at Edo State COVID-19 Palliative Warehouse, Benin City has lost his life after hitting his head on a tiled ground of the warehouse.

The deceased was reported to have gained access through the rear entrance, after carting packs from the warehouse, and on attempting to escape through the roof, he fell down hitting his head and died on the spot.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie said items looted at the warehouse at Medical Stores Road, were palliatives materials and medical supplies, serving as a reserve to mitigate eventualities in the state.

Vaccines, high-end equipment and other supplies were among items looted, he said.

As at the time of this report another Warehouse at Denis Osadebe Avenue was being looted and vandalized.

Henry Onovweghware/Chinyere Onyeagba

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