Some business owners in Edo state where left in great shock and disappointment as hoodlums, stormed their warehouses and carted away with their goods.
The incident happened in Eribo estate in Egor local government of Edo State, on Saturday, October 24.
According to reports, the estate where the warehouse of the state COVID-19 palliatives where stores, also housed other goods of private business owners.
Hoodlums who attacked and invaded the warehouse where the palliatives was kept did not only loot the palliatives, but also broke in to other warehouses of other business men.
The hoodlums carted away with many items ranging from foodstuffs, baby diapers, and cartons of drinks.
The businessmen cried uncontrollably as they watched the hoodlums attack and loot their warehouses.
Unfortunately, the estate management and its security could not stop the looting after they tried.
Some of the business owner, Vincent Ekejugba and Damian Ejekwe, recounts how their warehouses were looted.
“They looted my store. Everything inside the warehouse. I don’t know what to do.” Vincentsaid.
“We went to mobile barracks. We met the commandant there and we begged him to give us some policemen to come and discharge the boys because they were breaking our warehouse and packing our goods. The mobile man said he cannot do that unless he calls the Commissioner of Police. ”Ejekwe said
Ejekwe added that some of the policemen he contacted, refused to come to their rescue, as they feared they may kill someone while trying to disperse the hoodlums.
However, the military officers finally disperse the youths.
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