FCT Warehouse Looting Is A Criminal Act, Not Hunger – Minister

FCT Warehouse Looting Is A Criminal Act, Not Hunger – Minister

by Victor Ndubuisi

Mariya Mahmoud, the minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), denounced the Sunday looting event at a warehouse in Gwagwa-Tasha, calling it a criminal conduct that goes beyond simple hunger.

After visiting Gwagwa-Tasha to determine the extent of the warehouse’s damage, Mahmoud spoke to media on the spot and expressed her displeasure with the state of affairs.

She expressed alarm over the fact that the thieves had destroyed the warehouse’s fencing and roof in addition to taking food goods and grains.

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She said, “We are here due to the unfortunate incident that happened in the early hours of yesterday, where hoodlums attacked this very warehouse and packed everything that is here, including the fence.


“You can see the level of damage. There is nothing left here, including machineries that are used for the processing of these things.”

“As you have heard, people around you, the youth of the environment, or the community are suspected to have instigated this incident. So, this is a very sad event. And we are not happy about it,” she added.

In order to fulfil Bola Tinubu’s directive to provide palliatives to all six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory, the minister revealed that the incident occurred while the Administration was restocking its warehouse. The minister also vowed that those responsible for the unsightly incident would face legal action from the Administration.

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“We did distribution about twice, and then we were about to do the third one, where these trucks were here to offload these food items, and then they were attacked, even injured some people on duty.

“This is really a bad situation. And it is not something that the Administration will take lightly. All those that are involved must be brought to book.

“But the way this thing happened actually is beyond hunger. This is a criminal act. Somebody that is hungry cannot move out to remove all the roofs that are here. All the doors, all the windows, and also the gates.


“This is not showing that we are good ambassadors of the nation. So definitely, we are going to take action about this event that has happened.”


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