Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Three die in stampede as looting continues in Abuja, Adamawa and Kogi

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Hoodlums on Monday broke into warehouses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Adamawa, Kogi and Osun states in their continued search for COVID-19 relief materials.

At Gwagwalada area of Abuja, residents attacked a massive palliative warehouse built by the local government for COVID 19 relief materials, carting away different items.

Three women however, died in a stampede as the crowd surrounded the building, which was located behind the Nigerian Immigration Service complex.

Some looters, who suffocated, were helped out of the building and water poured on their heads.

Some youths climbed fences from adjacent compounds

near West African Examinations Council (WAEC) office.

Others fought their ways through the back of a bank.

Parts of the roofs of the warehouse were broken by the hoodlums to provide access into the hall.

Personnel of the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps, the Police and the Brigade of Guards of the Army, who arrived at the venue early, blocking the roads with their vehicles, succumbed to the massive crowd.

They watched as people made away with the COVID 19 palliative materials.

Also suspected hoodlums, in a dawn raid, on Monday looted the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) fertiliser warehouse in Kogi State.

The hoodlums were said to have overpowered the security men attached to the warehouse in the Felele area of Lokoja, carting away unspecified bags of fertiliser.