Covid-19 palliatives looted from warehouses are dangerous to health- Kaduna state govt warns

The Kaduna state government has warned residents that looted items from the warehouses attacked by some residents of the state are contaminated and dangerous to health.

The state government gave the warning in a statement released this morning by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.

Statement below:

The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has updated the Kaduna State Government about the items looted yesterday from their warehouse in the Narayi area of Chikun LGA.


The looted items include expired, prohibited and dangerous drugs. Persons who consume such drugs are at great risk of serious illness and death.


The management of a food processing company whose stores were looted in Kakuri has also disclosed that the stolen grains have been treated with chemical preservatives which render them unsafe for consumption.


Residents of Kaduna State are hereby notified to be vigilant and careful about the source of the food and medications they take and where they buy them, to avoid these dangers.


The Kaduna State Government appeals to the public for information on the identities of the looters and where they might be hiding the stolen items.




Samuel Aruwan

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs

25th October 2020

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