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NEMA Refutes Reports Of Warehouse Looting In Abuja



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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has refuted media reports stating that its warehouse in Abuja was looted, News About Nigeria reports.

The agency clarified that the warehouse in question does not belong to NEMA and expressed sympathy for the owners of the looted facility.

In a statement released by the NEMA Press Unit on Sunday and shared on the agency’s official channels, the Director General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, directed Zonal Directors and Heads of Operations to enhance security in and around NEMA offices and warehouses nationwide to prevent any potential security breaches.

The statement said, “The attention of the National Emergency Management Agency has been drawn to media reports on Sunday alleging that the Agency’s warehouse was looted by some hoodlums in Abuja.

“This is to clarify that the looted warehouse does not belong to NEMA. However, the Agency sympathises with the owners of the looted facility.

“To forestall any security breach at NEMA facilities, the Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed has directed Zonal Directors and Heads of Operations to strengthen security in and around the Agency’s offices and warehouses nationwide,” the statement read on X (Twitter)

Meanwhile, the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration confirmed the looting of its warehouse in Dei-Dei by FCT residents, attributing the incident to economic hardship.

Zakari Aliyu, the spokesperson for the ARD Secretariat, disclosed that the facility was vandalised, with roofs and windows removed.

FCT Minister of State, Dr Mariya Mahmoud, and the FCT Mandate Secretary, Agric Secretariat, Lawan Geidam, are expected to visit the warehouse on Monday to assess the extent of the damage and provide further details on the incident.