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Hoodlums swoop on warehouse, loots COVID-19 Palliatives in Plateau

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By Moses Mark

Thousands of hoodlums on Saturday take Plateau State Government unware breaks the COVID-19 palliative warehouses located in Bukuru and Jos International Breweries  (JIB) Old Airport Road looting the palliatives away.

CAPITAL POST gathered that the hoodlums mostly youths overpowered the security guarding the two warehouses carted away bags of items to includes maize, indomie, Garri, Rice amongs others.

However, the Plateau State Governor Barr. Simon Lalong has immediately reinstated the 24 hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas as a result of the looting.

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Lalong in a Press Statement signed and issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Dr.Makut Simon Macham direct the immediate reinstatement of the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed from 4pm today 24th October 2020 in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas till further notice.

“Fellow citizens of Plateau State, you will recall that I announced a 24-hour curfew in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas on 20th October 2020 in response to the disturbances that arose when hoodlums hijacked the ENDSARS protests leading to the destruction of lives and properties.

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“After an assessment of the situation, the curfew was relaxed from the hours of 6am to 8pm from yesterday 23rd October 2020.

“However today, some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the State by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development last week were stored awaiting distribution and carted them away.
This looting has spread to other facilities and is gradually degenerating thereby threatening the peace and security of the State.

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“To avoid further escalation, I hereby direct the immediate reinstatement of the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed from 4pm today 24th October 2020 in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas till further notice.

Lalong directed the security agencies to enforce the curfew and ensure that all violators are arrested and prosecuted. 

He call on all citizens and stakeholders to continue to cooperate with Government in ensuring the peace and progress of Plateau State. 

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