One person is feared dead and many others are gasping for breathe following stampede that enveloped looting of Covid-19 palliatives in Gwagwalada.
As early as 8:30am Monday morning, Gwagwalada area council was agog with residents running out from different locations to go to grab food items stored in a warehouse behind the Atlas International Hotel along phase 1 road.
Already, Policemen have been deployed, and are firing teargas.
Amongst the items people made away with were bags of rice, semovita, spaghetti, indomie, sugar, salt, cartons of seasoning cubes, bags of fertilizer, cable wires, grinding machines amongst other times all boldy crested with the logo, Covid-19.
A resident who refused to disclose his name to Blueprint reporter said, “I was at home when my friend called me to say I should come out that the warehouse has been discovered.
“I was asking which warehouse because I didn’t see this coming but he was not responding so I went out and joined the crowd running to the location. It’s our food and I came to take mine.”
Another resident who also didn’t mention his name said the warehouse is stocked to the full with palliatives, revealing that the place was built just during the lockdown period.
He said, “Police and Army are there but they are not harming anybody, it is how to get in that is the problem, but I must get mine.”