Ø Stay clear of Kogi – Gov. Bello warns hoodlums
Some hoodlums, yesterday, broke into a warehouse located at the Moh’d Namadi Sambo street in Idu Industrial layout, Abuja and carted away food and clothing items.
According to residents who were reportedly at the scene when the break-in occurred, who confirmed the incident, saying the warehouse was attacked and that the perpetrators carted away bags of rice, cartons of tinned tomatoes, cereals, milk, bales of Ankara materials, and other items. It was gathered that despite teargas fired by policemen in the vicinity, the defiant mob continued to plunder the warehouse.
In a related development, Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has warned hoodlums to stay away from attacking people’s property in the state. Bello stated this yesterday, while distributing the state’s COVID-19 palliatives to vulnerable women and youths in Lokoja, the state capital, saying such actions will attract severe punishment for anyone caught in the act.
An issued statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja said the palliatives were preserved for women and youth groups after the government had distributed the bulk of the palliatives to all the 21 LGAs of the state, adding that it was certain that the LGAs authorities distributed the palliatives accordingly to help in ameliorating the hardship visited on the nation as a result of the COVID-19.