Residents invade warehouse in FCT, Abuja loot foodstuffs amid hardship

Some residents have carted away foodstuffs and other items.

The police in Abuja have been deployed to the area to disperse the looters.

The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.

Adeh, however, added that the situation had been brought under control.

“The situation is now under control,” she said.

Department of Agriculture in the Federal Capital Territory.

Earlier reports on social media had claimed that the warehouse belonged to the National Emergency Agency (NEMA).

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has dismissed the news making the rounds that its warehouse was looted by some FCT residents in Gwagwa-Karimo.

NEMA’s spokesperson, Manzo Ezekiel, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent confirmed this development.

Reacting he said, “Our NEMA warehouse is intact, the one that was looted does not belong to NEMA.”

However, Vanguard learnt that the looted warehouse belongs to FCT Agric.

You will recall that the residents carted away foodstuffs and other items.

Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force were deployed to the area to disperse the looters and secure the building.