Looting: 3 women stampeded to death as hoodlums loot Abuja COVID-19 warehouse

Looting: 3 women stampeded to death as hoodlums loot Abuja COVID-19 warehouse

- Three people have been squashed to death in Abuja

- The incident happened when suspected hoodlums invaded a COVID-19 warehouse located in Gwagwalada, Abuja

- Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari warned parents to send back their children who bring "unaccounted goods"

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At least, three women have been reportedly trampled to death as looters massively invaded a COVID-19 warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that hoodlums on Monday, October 26, invaded the warehouse in the FCT where COVID-19 palliatives were stored.

The storehouse, located in the Gwagwalada area council is said to be owned by the agricultural and rural development secretariat of the FCT administration.

Bags of rice and other grains were carted away by the thugs who climbed fences and broke the roofs of the warehouse in order to forcefully gain access.

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Three women trampled to death as hoodlums loot Abuja warehouse
Three people have been trampled to death in Abuja. Credit: Premium Times.
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According to an eyewitness, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police and the brigade of guards of the Nigeria Army who arrived the venue were overpowered by the looters.

Emerging reports have now confirmed that many people were stampeded with three people eventually giving up the ghost.

Those who suffocated were helped out of the building and revived with sachets of water.

Meanwhile, in a clear warning, President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern caution note to the parents and guardians of those who have been continually looting private businesses and government properties under the guise of protest.

The president, in a statement on Sunday, October 25, urged the parents to warn their wards against destruction and stealing of goods they cannot account for.

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In a related development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his government would need N1 trillion to rebuild Lagos state.

The governor made this known when the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, paid him a solidarity visit on Sunday, October 25, in his Marina office.

It would be recalled that Lagos was the epicentre of the misfortuned looting and destruction of private properties and public assets by hoodlums which peaked on Wednesday, October 21.

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