In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, October, 2020

Gunshots Rock Abuja Market As Policemen Stop Hoodlums From Looting Warehouse

Gunshots Rock Abuja Market As Policemen Prevent Hoodlums From Looting Warehouse

File photograph: Cops at a criminal offense scene

It has been reported that some merchants on the UTC market, Space 10, Garki, Abuja and residents of the realm have been residing in pressure just lately.

In keeping with The PUNCH, they’re at present cowering in concern as safety operatives battled hoodlums trying to loot a warehouse within the neighborhood.

Policemen and different safety personnel are firing gunshots and tear fuel to discourage hoodlums who stormed a warehouse with COVID-19 palliatives early this morning.

The warehouse is positioned within the precinct of the Cyprian Ekwensi constructing and the UTC market.

A graphics designer, Segun Stickers, mentioned the UTC market and the massive purchasing plaza within the space had been shut down.

“We’re presently locked contained in the UTC market. The police are firing gunshots and tear fuel to stave off the assault by the hoodlums who have been making an attempt to loot the COVID-19 palliatives stored in a warehouse right here.

“Many individuals have been injured whereas making an attempt to flee assault by the hoodlums and the entire space is in turmoil, ” he mentioned on the telephone.

The PUNCH correspondent might hear gunshots simply as a voice was heard ordering the merchants to close down their retailers and go house.

The Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed that the police have been deployed on the UTC market and different public infrastructure to stop suspected hoodlums from looting.

It was learnt related state of affairs is presently taking place in Bukuru, Jos South, Plateau State, the place residents are carting away COVID-19 palliatives.

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An eyewitness defined that a whole bunch of Bukuru residents are at present on the warehouse positioned at Previous NITEL beside Whole filling station taking away foodstuffs, together with baggage of rice and millet saved by the state authorities.

An identical incident had occurred in Lagos, Osun, Cross River and different states.

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