FCT minister orders arrest, prosecution of looters

FCT minister orders arrest, prosecution of looters

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the arrest and prosecution of the persons, who broke into the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada and looted food items stockpiled in the warehouse.


Bello gave the order during an emergency security meeting with the security agencies and others on Monday in Abuja.


The minister, who asked those who looted the food items to return them immediately, disclosed that
there would be massive deployment of security agencies to protect factories and warehouses in  Idu Industrial District of Abuja.


“What is going on is was no longer #EndSARS protest but broad day stealing by hoodlums,” he said.


On her part, The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, condemned the looting in strong terms.


Aliyu said that no nation could survive without having food reserves, moaning that food reserves were now being looted across the country.


She called on the local government council chairmen and traditional rulers to reach out to opinion leaders in their domains, in efforts to unite the people against looters.


Some traditional rulers, who spoke at the meeting, urged the security agencies to take decisive actions against those engaged in the looting spree across the city.


They said that the hoodlums were now entering markets, shops and personal business premises to perpetrate their crime.


Those at the meeting include the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola and the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, among others.

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