Police arrest two security guards, 13 others for looting Abuja warehouse

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By Nudoiba Ojen

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command says it has arrested 15 suspects in connection with the vandalism on Sunday of a warehouse belonging to the Federal Capital Development Authority in Abuja.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said two security guards employed by the warehouse management were among the suspects arrested over the vandalism of the warehouse in the Tasha area of Abuja.

Adeh made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

She said 26 bags of maize, five motorcycles and some vandalised aluminum roofing sheets were recovered from the suspects.

The police spokesperson said, “The police command in the FCT is fully informed about the impulsive attack on the Agric Department Strategic Food Store located at Tasha area of Abuja, on March 3.

“The attack has resulted in the vandalism and looting of the warehouse.

“The command wishes to state that normalcy has since been restored to the area and the situation, under control,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCTA confirmed the looting of its warehouse in Dei-Dei on Sunday by residents in the FCT, over the economic hardship in the country.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson for the ARD Secretariat, Zakari Aliyu, said the Secretary, had earlier visited the warehouse, where the residents had looted everything in the store and vandalised the place, removing the roofs and windows.

Aliyu said, “We visited the scene of the incident Sunday morning. We visited with the secretary and some other officials of the secretariat. So, by Monday, the Secretary, I think, with the Minister of State, will pay another visit to that place.

“I am sure that a lot of information that will be useful to you, you will get it. If you can just be patient, on Monday, you will get all the information you need. If you go there, there is nothing there. If you know that place, do you know that they removed the roof, and the windows, inclusive, apart from the food items?

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