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Minister orders arrest, prosecution of Abuja looters


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Minister Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered arrest and prosecution of looters who broke into the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council and made away with food items.

Bello gave the order during an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in the city, on Monday in Abuja.

The Minister, who asked those who looted the items to return them immediately, disclosed there would be massive deployments of security agencies to safeguard factories and warehouses at Idu industrial area.

Bello stated what was ongoing was no longer #EndSARS protest but broad day stealing by hoodlums.

In her words, The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu condemned the looting in strong terms.

Aliyu said no nation could survive without a food reserve which are being looted across the country.

She called on Council chairmen and Royal fathers to reach out to opinion molders unite the people against looters.