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Published On: Tue, Oct 27th, 2020

Coalition condemns looting in Kaduna

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC) has condemned the looting of COVID-19 palliatives stored at a private property in Barnawa area, meant for the poor and vulnerable households in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairperson of the Coalition Jessica Bartholomew on 26th, October 2020.
The statement stated that recent happenings in Nigeria which started as a protest by young people calling for the end of the Police unit called State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Police reforms, has continued to take a new but worrisome dimension.
“We empathize with Nigerians and residents of Kaduna State over issues that necessitated the protest, as there is increase in police brutality, hunger, unemployment, poverty, and despondency. However, what is wrong is wrong, and what happened on Saturday, October 24, 2020 is wrong.
“But contrary to claims that the palliatives were hoarded by politicians for private use, we want to confirm that we are privy to information on the planned distribution of the CACOVID palliatives across the state by the government.”

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