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Residents loot food truck in Abuja community


Residents in the Dei-Dei area of the Bwari Local Area, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, reportedly attacked and looted a truck carrying food items on Monday morning.

This incident follows closely on the heels of another raid on a warehouse belonging to the Federal Capital Territory’s Department of Agriculture in the same region, which occurred just 24 hours prior.

The warehouse, located in Karimo – Gwa Gwa, Phase 3 Region of the FCT, Abuja, was raided on Sunday morning, with residents making away with foodstuffs and various items.

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According to reports the truck attack in Dei-Dei unfolded as the vehicle was en route from the Zuba area via Madalla Road. The assailants targeted the truck at the Dei-Dei junction, near the NNPC filling station.

According to a source in the area, “The truck was coming from Zuba – Madalla Road but was attacked at the front of NNPC filling station in Dei-Dei on Monday between the hours of 7 am and 10 am. Most of the culprits who attacked the truck were actually artisans who regularly offload goods from such trucks.”

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The source further explained the circumstances, stating, “I think the truck was coming from the Northern part of the country. The goods inside were to be taken to the warehouse that was attacked on Sunday. But because of the attack on the warehouse, the truck was parked along Mandalla Road until Monday morning when the driver received a signal that everything was under control, then it proceeded to the warehouse. But the truck was attacked before it got there.”

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In response to these incidents, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, stated that the command was not aware of the looting of a food truck. She urged anyone with information to come forward and provide details.

“The FCT Police Command is not aware of any looting of a food truck in Dei-Dei Abuja this morning being the 5/3/2024, but if you have any information, please come to us with details, please,” Adeh remarked.