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Police arrest 15 suspects over looting of Abuja warehouse

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Police arrest 15 suspects over looting of Abuja warehouse

Police in Abuja have arrested 15 suspects in connection with the looting of a warehouse belonging to the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

Some residents had broken into the warehouse on Sunday and carted away foodstuffs, doors of the warehouse and roofing sheets.

The looting of grains, it was gathered, began around 7:00 am and continued till 9:00 am, with residents of Jiwa and Karmo communities participating.

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Nigerians have been battling spiralling inflation that has compounded the cost of living crisis in the country.

In a statement on Sunday, Josephine Adeh, FCT police spokesperson, said some suspects have been arrested in relation to the looting.

She said two security guards employed by the warehouse management were among the suspects arrested.

Adeh said 26 bags of maize, five motorcycles and some vandalised aluminum 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 statement reads.

“The attack has resulted to 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.”

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