Hoodlums Ransacked Into Abuja Warehouse, Steal Food Items

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A group of hoodlums broke into a government storage facility in Gwagwa town, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, and looted stored food items.

The incident occurred around 7 am and continued unhindered till 9 am when the residents spoke to Daily Trust.

The warehouse, located around Tasha area of the community, was looted by youths in their number, who stole bags of maize and grain.

The looting attracted the attention of other residents from neighboring Jiwa and Karmo town, who also trooped towards the site with the intention of partaking in the loot.

The situation caused a gridlock on Gwagwa-Karmo road, leading to Dei-Dei and Jabi axis, respectively. A resident, Jaafar Aminu, disclosed that he left the location with bruises.

Daily Trust recalls that the warehouse was also looted during the Covid-19 lockdown. Grain bags as well as pumping machines meant for intervention were stolen from the site by the looters.

After raiding the store, the rampaging youths headed towards Idu Industrial Estate, an area that hosts warehouses owned by individuals and also government. There was no presence of security operatives to check the attacks at the time of filing this report.

FCT police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed that the police were already on ground trying to control the situation.

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