Looting, vandalism: Plateau lost N75bn says Lalong

Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor, has had an interaction with youths in the State as part of his consultation with stakeholders to ensure lasting calmness in the State. While addressing the participants, Lalong said his administration has been friendly to the youths and advised them against engaging in retrogressive behavior which has the tendency of hindering the development of the State. He said, “My dear youth of Plateau State, we have gathered here in continuation of our consultations with stakeholders towards our journey to progress and development. You will recall that I have had engagements with traditional rulers, elders and community leaders in recent weeks. Sadly the engagement with the youths was obstructed because of the uncertainties that arose as a result of the #ENDSARS protests and subsequent disturbances that followed. “It is therefore with a deep heart that I welcome you to this interaction as we review the events of the recent past and look at the way forward. Indeed, these are very challenging times for the nation and our State because of recent events which have left us counting our losses.  Lives have been lost, properties destroyed and the voices of the youths clearly and loudly heard across the nation and beyond. “Let me first express my deep commiseration to the families of those who have lost their lives and others who have suffered injuries or lost their properties during the unfortunate recent happenings in our State. I went round some of the affected areas together with Members of the National Assembly Caucus from Plateau State and the Minister of Women Affairs to assess the level of destruction. What we saw was horrific and despicable. “The level of destruction and carnage is unbelievable and unacceptable. We are still trying to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the total cost of the damage. However, the preliminary report by a team of experts I constituted has estimated the losses to be put at about 75 billion naira for now. This[…]

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Thugs have continued looting of warehouses in Gwagwalada and Idu in Abuja

Suspected thugs have continued with the looting of warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives were kept. In Gwagwalada, a satelite town in the Fderal Capital Territory, the youths are presently looting some warehouses. We gathered that they carted away cartons of cereals, bales of clothes, bags of rice and millet and other commodities. Youths who raided some warehouses at Idu Industrial Estate on Sunday, have resumed their activities this morning. During their looting, hundreds of youths,  men,women and some children defied security operatives as they carted away different COVID19 palliatives.

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