BREAKING: Hungry Nigerians Looted NEMA Warehouse in Abuja? Agency Gives Fact

BREAKING: Hungry Nigerians Looted NEMA Warehouse in Abuja? Agency Gives Fact

  • NEMA has denied the viral claim that its warehouse in Abuja was looted by some hoodlums on Sunday morning
  • Manzo Ezekiel, the spokesperson of NEMA, in a statement, said the warehouse did not have any connection with the agency
  • However, the looted warehouse has been confirmed to belong to the federal capital territory agricultural department

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the viral report that its warehouse in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, was looked at by some hungry hoodlums on Sunday, March 3, was fake.

In a tweet signed by the agency spokesperson, Manzo Ezekiel said the looted warehouse in the viral video has no connection with NEMA, adding that he sympathised with the owners of the looted facilities.

NEMA denies looting of its warehouse/Hoodlums looted warehouse in Abuja/Who owns the warehouse looted in Abuja
NEMA says its warehouse in Abuja was not looted Photo Credit: NEMA Nigeria
Source: Twitter

Which warehouse was looted in Abuja

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According to Channels TV, some hoodlums in Abuja raided a warehouse which belonged to the Federal Capital Territory's department of agriculture. They looted foodstuffs and other items kept in the facility.

The spokesperson of the FCT Agric secretariat confirmed that the looted warehouse belonged to the agency in a text message to respond to journalists' enquiry.

The FCT Agric secretariat's Public Relations Officer, Zakari Aliyu, confirmed to Channels Television via text message that the looted warehouse belonged to their agency.

The statement partly read:

"This is to clarify that the looted warehouse does not belong to NEMA. However, the Agency sympathizes with the owners of the looted facility.
"To forestall any security breach at NEMA facilities, Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed has directed Zonal Directors and Heads of Operations to strengthen security in and around the Agency’s offices and warehouses nationwide."

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