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Hoodlums loot FCT Agric Unit warehouse Abuja, FCT Police take swift action to restore order

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The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has officially confirmed the looting of a government storage facility in Gwagwa, Abuja, by hoodlums attempting to abscond with food items.

The looted warehouse was said to belong to the Federal Capital Territory’s Department of Agriculture, looting foodstuffs and other items stored in the facility.

The FCT Agric secretariat’s Public Relations Officer, Zakari Aliyu, confirmed that the looted warehouse belonged to their agency.

The incident unfolded at a government storage facility, drawing immediate attention from the FCT Police.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident, assuring that law enforcement officers were already present at the scene and working diligently to control the situation.

As part of their response, several individuals have been apprehended by the police in connection with the looting.

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The reported incident occurred on Sunday, March 3, when hoodlums forcibly entered the government storage facility in Gwagwa town, FCT, seizing the opportunity to pilfer stores stocked with essential food items.

Witnesses revealed that the looting, which commenced at approximately 7 a.m., involved the theft of bags of maize and grain.

A resident, Ibrahim Alfa highlighted the unchecked nature of the looting, which persisted for several hours.

The situation resulted in a gridlock on the Gwagwa-Karmo road, impacting the flow of traffic to the Dei-Dei and Jabi axes.

Another resident, John, emphasised the extent of the looting, noting that even protective barriers used to secure the site were not spared as the perpetrators scavenged anything they deemed valuable from the warehouse.

The swift response from the FCT Police underscores their commitment to maintaining law and order in the capital, while the incident sheds light on the challenges posed by such criminal activities, impacting both public resources and local communities.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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