Commissioner Attributes Looting Of Relieve Materials To Hunger

By Our Reporter, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Commissioner for human capital development, Mrs Ann Aligwe has attributed the looting of relieve materials meant for flood victims in the thirteen local Government Areas of the state to hunger in the land. 

Aligwe, who was responding to those condemning Police involvement in the looting, said that police is also human beings and have families to carta for.

"is police not hungry. Is police not a human being? Is there any body who is not hungry in this country? So, you want to tell me that if you see food and you're to carry you woun't carry?  So because you're police you will not carry? You don't have wife, you don't have children", the Commissioner queried.

The relief materials originally billed for 390 people, 30 people per local Government was looted half way into the distribution process by the people and police invited to protect the materials.
The ugly event which happen at about an hour after the flag off ceremony by the wife of the state Governor, Chief Mrs Mary Maudlin Uzoamaka Nwifuru, left so many scampering for safety at old Government House, venue of the event, Tuesday.
Materials distributed include rice, beans, garri, insecticide treated nets, blankets and mats.

Meanwhile, some intending beneficiaries have alleged that those in charge of the distribution process stage-managed the looting to deny them their benefits, calling on the authorities to carry out proper investigation into the matter.

Recall that National emergency Management Agency NEMA, released relieve materials for flood victims in the state since February for onward distribution to the victims, but was held up by the handlers of the past administration only to be looted by police and other locals.

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