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Return food items or face persecution, FCT Minister tells looters

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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he Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has asked looters to return food items immediately, while ordered the arrest and prosecution of the people who break the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council and looted the food items in the store.

The disclosed this on Monday, while gave the order during an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in Abuja, he said there would be massive deployments of security agencies to saveguard factories and warehouses at Idu industrial area.

The Minister stated that what was ongoing was no longer #EndSARS protest but broad day stealing by hoodlums. On her part, The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu condemned the looting in strong terms. “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, as Royal fathers who spoke called for decisive actions to be taken against those looting across the city. “Hoodlums are beginning to enter markets shops and personal business premises”.

Present at the meeting are the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, Brigade commander, Chief of Staff to the minister amongst others.


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