The frenzy of breaking into government food storage facilities to loot food items has caught up with Yola, as hundreds of angry residents broke into a food storage facility located at Kwanarwaya, near Sangere, along Numan road in Adamawa State, north east Nigeria and are helping themselves with food items.
In a trending video seen by our correspondent, a woman in yellow T shirt was heard calling on residents to rush to the scene in order to get their fair share.
Later, another video surfaced in which hundreds of people were seen carting away food items in the store, including rice, noodles and other assorted food items.
The police public relations officer PPRO, Adamawa State police command, Sulaiman Nguroje who confirmed the incident to journalist said the police team are on their way to the scene of the incident.
“We have heard that hundreds of people have gathered and are looting food stuff at a storage facility in Kwanarwaya.
” We have mobilized policemen and are on our way to the scene in order to restore peace and order in the area.I will get back to you after we are through with the operation,” Nguroje said.
Nigeria is currently witnessing an upsurge of attacks on government food storage facilities and carting away food stuff.
The development started in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest that was believed to be hijacked by hoodlums and miscreants.
The IGP, Mohammed Adamu has yesterday issued a stern warning against looters of public property saying that the police will henceforth not condone such acts of breach, promising a clampdown on perpetrators.