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JUST IN: Sporadic Gunshots Rents The Air In Okene, Kogi As Hoodlums Strike For Palliatives

BrandiQ Reports

Report has it that the inhabitants of the Felele, Okene Area of Kogi State are currently in panic as sporadic shooting rock Lokoja, the Kogi State capital by some suspected hoodlums who invaded the warehouse of the Agricultural Development Project, (ADP) to cart away agricultural palliatives meant for farmers in the state.

It was further gathered that the warehouse is located along Felele Okene, Abuja road where the hoodlums were seen moving agricultural materials like, fertilizers, seedlings, rice, machines and other valuables expected to be distributed to farmers in the state.

Meanwhile, the combined efforts of Policemen from the B Division Police Area alongside other security operatives to stop the criminals proved abortive.

According to what was reported that three persons reportedly lost their lives on Sunday afternoon as thousands stormed the Kogi State warehouse in Lokoja to cart away the remaining COVID-19 palliatives.

Adding that the deceased victims lost their lives during a stampede at the warehouse

The invasion of the warehouse followed the state Governors order that the remaining COVID-19 palliative be distributed to people and the source added that the people were only responding to the governor’s order.

It was learned that security agencies deployed to the area encouraged residents to go inside and collect their palliatives without a problem.

They also advised the people to maintain peace and avoid anything that could lead to a stampede.

Some of the women who spoke with our correspondent confirmed that they were there in response to the Governor’s directive that the remaining items be distributed to the people.

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