COVID-19 warehouses, lawmakers’ houses looted in Jos, Kaduna, Calabar, Osogbo

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Angry mobs on Saturday looted the homes of some senators, members of the House of Representatives and state lawmakers as well as warehouses containing COVID-19 palliatives in various parts of Nigeria.

In Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, a mob invaded the home of Senator Teslim Folarin and carted away millions of Naira worth of property.

The home of Senate spokesman, Bashiru Ajibola, in Iwo, Osun State, was invaded by a mob.

They carted away motorcycles and other valuables.

Some other federal and state lawmakers suffered a similar fate.

In a related development, mobs looted warehouses containing COVID-19 palliatives in Jos, Kaduna and Benin.

In the Ekiti State capital, silos containing tons of maize treated with chemicals and being prepared for planting were attacked.

The state government promptly issued warnings to the people not to consume the grains.

In Calabar, the Cross River State capital, mobs attacked and burnt down the home of the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s Chairman, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, and sitting Senator Gershom Bassey.

 

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, and his counterparts in Osun, Cross River and Plateau, Gbenga Oyetola, Ben Ayade and Simon Lalong respectively, swiftly imposed curfews on their domains.

A statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, reads: “The Kaduna State Government has declared 24 hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government areas, effective immediately.

The areas are Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun Local Government Area.

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Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order. Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.

KDSG strongly condemns the concerted incitement being done on social media. The government appeals to all our communities to reject incitement and resist the attempt to create chaos and anarchy.”