FCT Approves Massive Deployment of Security Operatives, Orders Arrest, Prosecution of Looters

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By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ratified massive deployment of security agencies to protect factories and warehouses at Industrial Layout, Abuja which are the soft targets of looters in the Territory.
He also vowed that people who looted relief items at the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council on Monday morning would be arrested and prosecuted.
He asked those who looted the items to return them Immediately.
He issued the order following an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in the city, on Monday.
The minister decried tne blatant stealing by hoodlums, who are hiding under the cover of EndSARS protests to commit broad day crime.
The royal fathers, who attended the meeting also called for decisive actions against those looting across the city.
They said hoodlums were beginning to break into markets, shops and personal business premises.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, also condemned the looting in strong terms.
She said no nation could survive without a food reserve which are being looted across the country.
She called on Council chairmen and Royal fathers to reach out to opinion molders to unite the people against looters.
Present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, Brigade Commander, Chief of Staff to the minister among others.