Over 150 bags of garri stored in the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency’s warehouse in Igbogene, Bayelsa State, have been stolen by suspected hoodlums.
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The bags were kept as relief to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Distribution had on Thursday commenced to the three local government areas of Yenagoa, Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma in the first phase of the exercise under the supervision of Zedekiah Izu, the SEMA chairman.
The stolen bags of garri were said to be allocated to the Sagbama and Ekeremor local government areas.
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Izu said the garri was meant for victims of the 2019 flood by the National Emergency Management Agency had delayed their delivery. He said Governor Duoye Diri had directed they are shared to the poor to reduce the impact of the stay at home directive to curb the spread of COVID-19.