Video shows Nigerian protesters discovering warehouse of COVID-19 aid locked by the government
A viral video shows massive groups of Nigerians storming a warehouse full of COVID-19 relief supplies, which the government kept from the public
The supplies, which include rice, noodles, beans, sugar, salt, and garri, piled in large white bags.
Various videos this week show large crowds climbing through the supplies and grabbing as much as they can carry.
Some tweeted that this incident is a reason to “end SARS,” which is a Nigerian police unit
known for “brutalizing” young adults, according to the Huffington Post.
SARS, which stands for Special Anti-Robbery Squad known for attempting to halt Nigerian demonstrations for change.
A movement to fund these protesters has resulted in donations and supportive
social media posts from individuals like Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Other videos show groups of Nigerians carrying white bags in the streets and people yelling.
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“People have been dying of hunger and starvation, yet all this dey for one corner,” @okekedozzy0 tweeted.
“Wickedness in the highest. Nigerian Officials, I’m SO disappointed in you.”
“Why is there a warehouse filled with COVID-19 palliative? Who owns the warehouse,” scriptwriter Dami Elebe tweeted.
“When was it going to be shared because COVID-19 curfews have been released and people are back to work? Nigeria, what is going on?”