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Hardship: Police arrest 15 suspects for looting warehouse in Abuja


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Police authorities have arrested 15 people in connection with the looting and damage of the Federal Capital Development Authority’s (FCTA) warehouse in Abuja.

Their arrest was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson of the FCT command, SP Josephine Adeh.

According to the police image maker, two security guards hired by the warehouse management were among the suspects taken into custody for damage of the warehouse in the Tasha area of Abuja.

Adeh said 26 bags of maize, five motorcycles and some vandalised aluminium roofing sheets were recovered from the suspects.

“The Police Command in the FCT is fully informed about the impulsive attack on Agric Department Strategic food store located at Tasha area of Abuja, on March 3.

“The attack has resulted in the vandalism and looting of the warehouse.

“The command wishes to state that normalcy has since, been restored to the area and the situation, under control,” she said.

Meanwhile, the agricultural and rural development secretariat of the FCTA had earlier confirmed the looting of its warehouse on Sunday by some hungry residents.

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