Stampede in Kogi State as Crowd Storms Warehouse
Hundreds of residents stormed a warehouse in Lokoja in search of COVID-19 palliatives as four persons are feared to be dead.
The warehouse, located along the Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata the market was reportedly invaded as early as 7am on Saturday through Sunday, mostly by the women.
The fatalities, it was gathered, resulted from stampede by residents who rushed at the government warehouse. The State Government had last week commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to the 21 local government areas. Each local government area got at least one trailer load of palliative items, including rice, semovita, indomie noodles and pastas in 10 kilogram packs.