In the Idu Industrial Estate, some residents of Gwagwa, Idu, Karmo, and surrounding neighbourhoods have gone into a looting spree, creating a scare in the Federal Capital City, in Abuja.
In Jabi District, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warehouse was looted after the security agents and civilian security guards were overwhelmed and run over.
There is palpable fear that the looters and hoodlums may turn on residents once they find no warehouses to loot, as government appears helpless in the face of the attacks in Abuja and other states of the country.
A knowledgeable source disclosed that policemen and other security agents are reluctant to wield the big stick for fear of being singled out for persecution by local and International non-governmental agencies.
The looting started at the Government Secondary School Gwagwa, where there is said to be a Covid-19 palliative storehouse, and within hours spread to the Idu Industrial Estate, where looters broke into many warehouses of industries, whether they had Covid-19 palliatives or not.
Many factories and companies quickly shut down.
An eyewitness said he saw a mass of persons including many with motorcycles who loaded wares of all kinds on their heads and motorcycles.