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15 Individuals Arrested for looting and vandalizing warehouse in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command reported the arrest of 15 individuals linked to the vandalism of a warehouse owned by the Federal Capital Development Authority in Abuja.

Among the detained suspects are two security guards employed by the warehouse management. Recovered items include 26 bags of maize, five motorcycles, and damaged aluminum roofing sheets, according to SP Josephine Adeh, the command’s Public Relations Officer.

“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 vandalized the place, removing the roofs and windows.

Aliyu said, “We visited the scene of the incident this morning. We visited with the secretary and some other officials of the secretariat. So, by tomorrow, 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, tomorrow 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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