Hundreds of thugs, on Sunday, invaded the Idu Industrial Layout in Abuja, raiding several warehouses. The thugs made away with bags of rice, cartons
The Commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the State Government to perpetrate the criminal act. He said some of the suspects were arrested while looting properties at the Plateau Agricultural and Development Agency, located at Dogon Dutse of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
Others, he said, were arrested while trying to vandalise and loot private shops in the West of Mines area of the locality. The commander said that the arrest was aimed at curbing all forms of criminality in the state, adding that it would also serve as a deterrent to others.
The commander warned that the task force would decisively deal with anybody caught tampering with public properties, adding that the suspects would be prosecuted. He said that the task force would make more arrests, adding that the outfit’s personnel were out to ensure that such criminal elements were apprehended.
Some of the items looted by the suspects include pumping machines, bags of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
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