Friday, June 25, 2021

Looting: Police arrest 120 hoodlums in Adamawa


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Police Command in Adamawa has arrested 120 suspected hoodlums who disguised as #ENDSARS protesters and looted items from government and private warehouses on Sunday.

DSP Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman for the command said this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Yola.

Mr Nguroje said that the command has recovered many stolen items including tractors, cars and farm implements.

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He said that investigation was ongoing to arrest other suspects and recover more stolen items.

According to him, the suspects will be prosecuted in law courts at the end of investigations.

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He urged residents of the state to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities.

He assured that police would do everything possible to protect life and property of the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hoodlums looted COVID-19 palliatives which were mainly food items and other government and private property.

Some of the warehouses looted included that of the State Government, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North East Commodity Association (NECAS), Agricultural Mechanization Project and Agricultural Development Agency (ADP).

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Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri on Sunday imposed a 24 hours curfew on the state to tackle the problem.


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