Police prevent angry youths from looting FCT palliatives

Police prevent angry youths from looting FCT palliatives

- Security operatives have prevented some angry youths from looting a warehouse in Abuja

- The operatives fired gunshots and tear gas to deter the angry youths

- Meanwhile, report has it that the warehouse only contained bottled water

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The looting of a warehouse at the Arts and Culture building in Area 10, Garki in Abuja has been prevented by men of Nigeria's police force.

The youths had attempted to break into a warehouse to loot the covid-19 palliatives kept there.

The incident has been confirmed by the Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed that the police were deployed at the UTC market and other public infrastructure to prevent suspected hoodlums from looting.

Vanguard reports that the youths are about 40

Meanwhile, it reports that further that the said warehouse contains only bottled water as other palliatives had since been distributed.

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Going further, the news outlet reports that an official of the FCT Administration who did not want his name mentioned said of not for the unorganised behaviour of the youths, it was earlier agreed that the warehouses would be opened for them to inspect “and know that the FCTA has nothing to hide”.

Police prevent angry youths from looting FCT palliatives
Security operatives have prevented some angry youths from looting a warehouse in Abuja. Credit: Punch Newspapers
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as violence spreads across Nigeria, Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse at Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority in Calabar has been looted by hoodlums.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), the hoodlums were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil.

The news out reports that some of the people seen carting away items from the warehouse were heard saying “the food is ours but they are keeping it for themselves”.

In another development, the EndSARS protest took another twist in Lagos on Thursday, October 22, when some youths of Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state uncovered a warehouse in the area stocked with COVID-19 palliatives.

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The palliatives, which were branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state, included countless bags of rice, cartons of noodles, spaghetti, salt, vegetable oil, tomato paste, beans, garri, and lots more.

The palliatives were perhaps the foodstuffs meant to alleviate the effect of the lockdown and the economic meltdown on the poor populace in Lagos state from March when the lockdown took effect.

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