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Food Looting: Military to Deploy Troops to Safeguard NEMA Warehouses

Food Looting: Military to Deploy Troops to Safeguard NEMA Warehouses Businessman Loses N120 Million as Mob Attacks Warehouse in Abuja Residents Loot NEMA Warehouse in Nigeria's Capital Amidst Economic Hardship

In response to recent incidents of attacks and looting targeting warehouses and food trucks amid the country’s economic struggles, the military high command has announced plans to deploy troops to protect the warehouses of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) across the nation.

Numerous incidents have been reported, including the theft of food items from trucks stuck in traffic along Kaduna Road in the Suleja area of Niger State. Additionally, the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration confirmed the looting of its Dei-Dei warehouse by FCT residents.

Furthermore, an attempted looting of a private warehouse at the Idu industrial layout in the FCT was thwarted by Nigerian Army personnel, resulting in the arrest of five individuals with stolen goods.

In light of these challenges, NEMA’s Coordinator in the South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, emphasized the agency’s commitment to preventing any attacks on government warehouses by miscreants exploiting the current economic hardships.

Addressing concerns about the military’s involvement in securing NEMA’s warehouses, Maj. Gen. Buba Edward, Director of Defence Media Operations, stated that NEMA warehouses are critical assets and it is within the military’s mandate to ensure their adequate protection.

He reaffirmed the military’s commitment to assisting NEMA in disaster response efforts, underscoring the importance of safeguarding national critical assets.

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