Residents of Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, reportedly broke into and looted a warehouse where palliatives are stored on Sunday.
Palliatives for the 2022 flood were kept in a warehouse in the Kpansia neighborhood of the state capital.
However, it is unknown if the subsidy palliatives President Bola Tinubu sent to states to mitigate the effects of the subsidy reduction are among the things that the hungry residents have stolen.
The Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the invasion of the warehouse and stated that it happened around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, almost an hour after the Director-General, Walamam Igrubia, and some BYSEMA staff left the warehouse premises. It was also stated that the Agency used the warehouse to store food during the state's 2022 flood.
In the statement, BYSEMA condemns unknown individuals' invasion of a warehouse's property as well as the state's opposition party's attempt to politicize the issue.