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Hoodlums Attack Factory in Abuja

by Nwani Chisom
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At about 10pm Yesterday, some Hoodlums launched attack on a private property in Abuja, carting away items worth millions of Naira, Oyogist.com learnt.

Also the looters took away some weighbridge equipment, scales, office chairs, tables, air conditioners, electric motors, armoured cables and tools, according to the Chief Executive Officer of food processing and production company Zeenab Foods Limited Mr. Victor Ayemere.

While recounting the attack on the firm, General Manager Chrles Idubor said:

“It’s been the most horrific and devastating experience the company has had since its inception.

“The company processes food commodities such as rice, beans, sorghum, millet and others for the Nigerian local market and contract supply.

“After many warehouses had been looted on Monday at Idu Industrial Layout, the company received a distress call at about 11:30 pm that over 200 hoodlums had gained access to the factory.

“They scaled the fence and forced their way into the warehouses and carted away food products, especially rice and beans.

“We, therefore, called on the police who later came to drive away the hoodlums after much resistance that night. Some were arrested in the process.

“The next day, our chairman was there, along with the General Manager and other senior management staff to assess the damage done by these hoodlums.

“At around 9:45 am, more hoodlums, male and female, numbering over 300, gathered to our dismay at the factory gate and around the fence trying to gain entrance for further looting and vandalism.

“Efforts by our management to calm them down and make them understand that the factory had already been looted and for them to show mercy, proved abortive.” he said.

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