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Looters invade NEMA warehouse in Abuja

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday looted a warehouse reportedly belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria over the current economic hardship across the country.

The warehouse is situated in Karimo, the Phase 3 Region of the FCT area of Abuja.

Meanwhile, the police in Abuja have been deployed to the area to disperse the looters.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the FCT command, Josephine Adeh, verified the incident in a text message saying, “The situation is now under control.”

The FCT incident brought to mind the looting of government-owned and private food storages and warehouses in Adamawa State a few months ago.

Media reports had it that the looters complained of hardship following the removal of subsidy on petrol and the high cost of foodstuffs.

The ransacking of the Adamawa warehouses was so intense that the governor declared a 24-hour curfew across the state.

The governor said the government was compelled to announce the sit-at-home order to check the activities of the looters in the state capital looting shops and stores.

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The police command in the state similarly released a statement warning residents to be law-abiding and stay away from chaotic activities.

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